Hearing impairment is a common chronic condition affecting many adults. The prevalence of hearing impairment is estimated to be between 16-17% for people living in Western countries. However as the global population ages, the prevalence of hearing impairment increases. It is widely recognized that hearing impairment can negatively impact those individuals experiencing it. Ramifications of hearing impairment may be felt across the home, workplace and in the community. Everyday communication may become strenuous or even impossible as hearing impairment has a detrimental effect on the ability to converse with people. Tasks that individuals with normal hearing take for granted, such as casual conversations, using the telephone and talking with sales assistants are often more effortful and frustrating for a person with hearing impairment.
Citation: Allan L, Kelly-Campbell RJ (2013) Origins and Pawns Scales: A Pilot Study Assessing Perception of Control in Adults with Hearing Problems. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 1:102. doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000102