Deaf studies include the scientific study of the deaf people, their culture and the sign language. Deaf studies comprise a research oriented study of the deaf related aspects of an individual. It is concerned with the study of the social life of deaf individuals and human groups. Deafness can occur due to frequent ear infections and or sensory impairments. During language acquisition a consistent trouble with hearing may lead to spoken language problems too. Frequent ear infections in children may slowly develop problems in pronouncing the words correctly. These disorders can also occur with people who use sign language. It should be noted that inability to hear is not in itself a communication disorder. Deafness significantly interferes with an individuals ability and or quality of life. Therefore one may find it important to know an operational assessment or finding a diagnosis for the deafness. Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results. Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications. The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on July, 2014