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... The method of gathering the data included extensive interviews with each child, administration of intelligence and personality tests, par.,. ent interviews, and school visits.
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... In addition, each child was given the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scales, an individual intelligence test measuring both verbal and performance ability. Since this test takes approximately one hour to administer, a further opportunity was provided for careful observation and analysis of work habits and behavior dynamics in a test situation.
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... The percentage of hearing loss" for speech tones as a factor affecting choices in using a hearing aid was also analyzed. DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP At the time that each case history was begun the group ranged in age from twelve years eleven months to eighteen years four months.
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... Five children who wore their aids to school every day took them off as soon as they returned home, only infrequently pu�ting them on for some out­ side activity, such as a special party or other social function. Four boys utilized aids in school but never wore them after school.
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... PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND HEALTH OF THE CHILD AS FACTORS HEREDITARY DEFICIENCY AND OTHER FORMS OF DISABILITY AS A FACTOR From the analysis of case history records indicating the cause of hearing loss, the data suggest that the cause as stated by both child and parent may be related to acceptance of a hearing aid. These records show that 80 per cent of the children who were still wear­ ing hearing aids said that tbey had become hard of hearing through either a childhood illness or some other external cause, such as birth injury or early childhood accident.

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