• Deafness (Hearing Loss) Complications

Complications of Deafness

Functional Impact:

  • The main impact of Deafness/hearing loss is on the person's ability to communicate with others.
  • In children, there is often delay in communication skills (speech and language development).
  • There might be significant impact on academic performance.

Social and Emotional Impact:

  • Isolation and poor self-concept, feeling of loneliness and frustration due to lack of communication skills.

Impact on Family of a child with deafness:

  • Parents initially may feel guilt, denial, anger or shock.
  • When they start to accept and work towards assisting their child with special need, they might feel stressed out, fatigue or helplessness.
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