Date of Award
Communication Sciences and Disorders
This thesis examined the opinions and knowledge of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals on cochlear implants. Previous research presented showed the controversial opinions on what was known about cochlear implants as a result of speculation in the Deaf community. This thesis consisted of surveying Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in order to have a better understanding of what is known about cochlear implants and the opinions that concur due to incorrect or correct knowledge. Thirteen subjects, including eight Deaf and seven hard-of-hearing individuals, completed the assessment. The results indicated that uncertainty about cochlear implants still remains; therefore, it is necessary to educate individuals on how cochlear implants benefit and work. This is essential to make informative decisions and form opinions surrounding cochlear implants and the Deaf community.
Bryant, Marian R., "A Comparison of the Deaf Community and Hard-Of-Hearing Individuals on their Knowledge and Opinions of Cochlear Implants" (2015). Honors Theses. 637.