Effect of Hearing Impairment on Behavior and Communication of Children in Schools and Special Education Centers in Mosul City

Authors

  • Hana A. Al-saeed1 Rabei M. Al-dobooni2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1543

Keywords:

hearing impairment, behavioral, communication, Mosul; children; activity.

Abstract

Objectives: To identify the effect of hearing impairment on children behavior in daily activities and

communication with peers and problems facing teachers of HI children in Iraqi environment. Methods

: the strength and difficult questionnaire (SDQ) was used to measure the behavioral, and peer problems

questionnaire to measure communication disorders of children with HI based on parents and teachers in

(209) children (123) HI and (86) normal hearing control group. Results: on parent teacher questionnaire

significantly higher behavioral problems for HI children compared with control group (p-value 0.043<

alpha value 0.05) and (chi-square 7.321) so increase the emotional problems (p-value 0.035)and peer

problems (0.026) of HI children its highly significant found of behavioral problems, so 65% of hearing

impaired children had communication problems with others and environment. The teachers facing many

problems when deals with HI but the most common one difficult when communicate with them because the

limited capabilities available and modern educational methods for teaching the HI children. Conclusions:

The majority of hearing impaired children have congenital cause for their hearing loss. Behavior problems

appear more common in children with hearing loss and communication problems. The vast majority of

teachers agree that there are problems facing students with hearing impairment, and these difficulties need

to be dealt with the benefit of their children and the community as a whole.

Author Biography

Hana A. Al-saeed1 Rabei M. Al-dobooni2

1Post Graduate, Faculty of Nursing/ University of Mosul/Iraq, 2Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine/

University of Mosul/Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Hana A. Al-saeed1 Rabei M. Al-dobooni2. (2020). Effect of Hearing Impairment on Behavior and Communication of Children in Schools and Special Education Centers in Mosul City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1060-1067. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1543