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Audiology 2010;6(1): 55-59.
Published online: June 30, 2010.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2010.6.1.55
청각장애평가지수(KESHH) 개발을 위한 기초연구
구호림1, 김진숙2
1서울청각센터
2한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부
A Preliminary Study for Development of the Korean Evaluation Scale for Hearing Handicap
Ho-Lim Ku1, Jin-Sook Kim2
1Seoul Hearing Center, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, College of Natural Sciences, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Jin-Sook Kim ,Tel: (033) 248-2213, Fax: (033) 256-3420, Email: jskim@hallym.ac.kr
Received: April 30, 2010; Revised: May 31, 2010   Accepted: June 7, 2010.  Published online: June 30, 2010.
ABSTRACT
In order to understand and rehabilitate the hearing impaired, we need to evaluate speech perception abilities in various listening situations and estimate the effects of hearing loss in regard to social and psychological aspects. The scale for the hearing handicap can provide such information. The purpose of this study was to provide fundamental information in the development of the Korean evaluation scale for hearing handicap (KESHH). The KESHH consisted of 30 items with 5 subscales. Data were collected from 12 hearing aid users (male: 7 people, female: 5 people). The average age was 54.3 years old (male: 52.7 years old, female: 56.7 years old). The pure tone average of 0.1, 1, 2, 4 kHz was 64.8 dB HL (SD=20.69) in the right ear, and 69.27 dB HL (SD=31.99) in the left ear. All participants completed KESHH questionnaires. The reliability of the KESHH was analyzed by utilizing the Cronbach alpha value. The results of this study are as follows: First, interrogative questions of the items need to be modified into declarative forms. Second, a questionnaire for Type-1 for hearing aid users (HA) and Type-2 for non hearing aid users (NHA) must be separated and need modification in each item. Third, items with low reliability need to be complemented. Fourth, a mode of response should be rearranged appropriately. Conclusively, it is suggested that other variable factors be analyzed for reliability and validity of the items in development and standardization of KESHH.
Key Words: Hearing handicap·Hearing impairment·Korean evaluation scale for hearing handicap (KESHH).
중심단어: 청각장애· 청각장애지수· 청각장애평가지수.
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