Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science Education
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
The purpose of this study was to understand the adjustment families undergo when a child is diagnosed with deafness as well as their adjustment to the child hearing after a cochlear implant is in place. The participants of the study were four hearing adults between the ages of 18-28 who have a younger sibling with a cochlear implant. The qualitative study used reports from four participants to reflect on how hearing loss and subsequent cochlear implantation impacted the familyâ€™s lives. Contrary to expecting findings, the themes did not change and all four reported nurturing and personal growth as key themes.
Wilson, Callie, "Cochlear Implants: How siblings are changed" (2012). Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders Undergraduate Honors Theses. 33.