Positive, Neutral, and Negative Connotations Associated with Social Representation of 'Hearing Loss' and 'Hearing Aids'.

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Positive, Neutral, and Negative Connotations Associated with Social Representation of 'Hearing Loss' and 'Hearing Aids'.

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dc.contributor.author Manchaiah, Vinaya
dc.contributor.author Stein, Gretchen
dc.contributor.author Danermark, Berth
dc.contributor.author Germundsson, Per
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T13:18:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T13:18:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2384-1621 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/27382
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In our previous studies we explored the social representation of hearing loss and hearing aids. In this study we aimed at exploring if the positive, neutral and negative connotations associated with the social representation of 'hearing loss' and 'hearing aids' for the same categories vary across countries. In addition, we also looked at if there is an association between connotations and demographic variables. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 404 individuals from four countries were asked to indicate the words and phrases that comes to mind when they think about 'hearing loss' and 'hearing aids'. They also indicated if the words and phrases they reported had positive, neutral or negative association, which were analyzed and reported in this paper. RESULTS: There are considerable differences among the countries in terms of positive, neutral and negative associations report for each category in relation to hearing loss and hearing aids. However, there is limited connection between demographic variables and connotations reported in different countries. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggesting that the social representation about the phenomenon hearing loss and hearing aids are relatively stable within respondents of each country. en_US
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher The Korean Audiological Society and Korean Otological Society en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Positive, Neutral, and Negative Connotations Associated with Social Representation of 'Hearing Loss' and 'Hearing Aids'. en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Social Work (SA)
dc.identifier.doi 10.7874/jao.2015.19.3.132 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Journal of audiology & Otology;3
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 19 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 26771011
dcterms.identifier.OAurl https://www.ejao.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.7874/jao.2015.19.3.132 en_US
dc.format.ePage 137
dc.format.sPage 132
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