Parental Anxiety and Influential Factors in the Family with Hearing Impaired Children: Before and After Cochlear Implantation


GÜRBÜZ M. K. , KAYA E. , Incesulu A., GÜLEÇ G. , ÇAKLI H. , Ozudogru E., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.9, no.1, pp.46-54, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-54

Abstract

Objective: As a parent of a child whose hearing is impaired, it is normal to feel frustrated, challenged or anxious. However, currently, most of children with hearing impairment can find a remedy for their disability through early diagnosis and early rehabilitation with hearing aids or cochlear implant, and so parents could feel shed light on the disability of their child. Nothwithstanding, the level of anxiety may also vary according to personality and socio-demographic properties of parents. It is also assumed that mothers will be more anxious than fathers, because the mother serves primary caretaker of the child.