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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(2): 115-125.
Published online: April 30, 2016.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.2.115
일측성 고심도 난청 영아의 조기청능재활 사례 보고
윤지은1, 김진숙2, 박혜진1
1한림대학교 일반대학원 언어병리청각학과
2한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부, 청각언어연구소
Early Auditory Rehabilitation of an Infant with Unilateral Profound Hearing Loss: A Case Study
Jieun Yoon1, Jinsook Kim2, Hyejin Park1
1Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Graduate School, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
22Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, College of Natural Sciences, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Hyejin Park ,Tel: +82-33-248-3310, Fax: +82-33-256-3420, Email: hpark@hallym.ac.kr
Received: February 25, 2016; Revised: March 20, 2016   Accepted: March 25, 2016.  Published online: April 30, 2016.
ABSTRACT
Purpose:
The purpose of this paper was to report a result of early intervention for an infant with a congenital profound unilateral hearing loss in the right ear.
Method:
The infant was identified as his hearing problem through newborn hearing screening test and diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss at 5 months of age. The early intervention program was applied from 9 months to 12 months of age to prompt listening and spoken language acquisition. Korean aural rehabilitation for infants and toddlers, the program was applied to the infant, focused on parent education as a mean of facilitating the child’s language acquisition. The mother and grandmother participated in the intervention. The program was carried out once per two weeks for 3 months, and each session lasted 90 minutes. The listening, speech, and language evaluations were conducted before and after applying early intervention for 3 months to check the progress on each area.
Results:
The infant scored within normal range across evaluations applied on both, but largely improved especially on the vocabulary and general language development screening test at the second evaluation, taken at the 12 months of age.
Conclusion:
The review for what should be considered for children with the unilateral hearing loss was discussed.
Key Words: Unilateral hearing loss, Newborn hearing screening, Early intervention, Korean aural rehabilitation for infants.
중심단어: 일측성/편측성 난청· 신생아 청각선별검사· 조기 재활· 영유아 청각재활 프로그램.
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