Search for dissertations about: "deafness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the word deafness.

  1. 1. Cognitive deafness : The deterioration of phonological representations in adults with an acquired severe hearing loss and its implications for speech understanding

    Author : Ulf Andersson; Björn Lyxell; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Acquired hearing loss; phonological processsing; cochlear implants; speechreading; Disability research; Handikappsforskning;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis was to examine possible cognitive consequences of acquired hearing loss and the possible impact of these cognitive consequences on the ability to process spoken language presented through visual speechreading or through a cochlear implant.The main findings of the present thesis can be summarised in the following conclusions: (a) The phonological processing capabilities of individuals who have acquired a severe hearing loss or deafness deteriorate progressively as a function of number of years with a complete or partial auditory deprivation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hearing impairment and deafness : genetic and environmental factors - interactions - consequences : a clinical audiological approach

    Author : Per-Inge Carlsson; Erik Borg; Berth Danermark; Claes Möller; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Disability studies; hereditary hearing impairment; deafness; noise induced hearing loss; Deaf community; connexin mutations; oxidative stress genes; family history of hearing impairment; audiological rehabilitation; audiological medicine; Handikappforskning; Disability research; Handikappsforskning; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Social sciences; Socialvetenskap; Medicinsk handikappvetenskap; Medical Disability Research;

    Abstract : OBJECTIVES - Hearing impairment (HI) can be due to genetic or environmental factors, e.g. noise. More than 50% of HI cases are thougt to be hereditary. READ MORE

  3. 3. Deaf people and the labour market in Sweden : education - employment - economy

    Author : Emelie Rydberg; Berth Danermark; Lotta Coniavitis Gellerstedt; James DeCaro; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; deaf; deafness; labour market; employment; workplace; level of educational attainment; disposable income; sources of revenue; register-based information; Disability research; Handikappsforskning; Handikappvetenskap; Disability Research;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on deaf people’s educational attainment, position on the labour market and sources of revenue. These issues are interrelated, for instance a higher level of educational attainment seems to be associated with a lower unemployment rate and higher levels of income. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mental representation and language access:Evidence from deaf children with different language backgrounds

    Author : Marek Meristo; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Keywords: mentalizing skills; theory-of-mind; social interaction; deafness; sign language;

    Abstract : The present work investigated the relationship between mentalizing skills on the one hand and different language experiences and cognitive characteristics on the other hand. The aim of study I was to determine whether access to sign language as the medium of instruction in school influences mentalizing abilities among deaf children. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mental Representation and Language Access: Evidence from Deaf Children with Different Language Backgrounds

    Author : Marek Meristo; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : mentalizing skills; social interaction; deafness; sign language;

    Abstract : The ability to identify with others and to understand that they have minds of their own is the cornerstone of human interaction. In the last 25 years there has been a large amount of research done on the development of mentalizing skills and an ongoing debate exists about the nature of acquiring these skills. READ MORE