KBB-Forum 2022 , Cilt 21, Sayı 2


Uzm. Ody. Selahattin ALICIOĞLU1, Doç. Dr. Murat DOĞAN2, Uzm. Ody. Hanifi KORKMAZ3, Uzm. Ody. Ercan KARABABA4, Uzm. Ody. Şenol KAYAPUNAR5, Uzm. Ody. Leyla TOPKAN6
1Darende Hulusi Efendi Devlet Hastanesi, Odyoloji, Malatya, Türkiye
2Kapadokya Üniversitesi, Odyoloji, Nevşehir, Türkiye
3Malatya Turgut Özal Üniversitesi, Çocuk Gelişimi, Malatya, Türkiye
4Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Odyoloji, Ankara, Türkiye
5Beyşehir Devlet Hastanesi, Odyoloji, Konya, Türkiye
6Adana Şehir Hastanesi, Odyoloji, Adana, Türkiye
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life of the families of pediatric patients using unilateral and bilateral hearing aids.

Materials and Methods: Parents of 121 children who used hearing aids were included in the study. The Mf07-01, Study Quality of Life (P36) Form and the Beach Center Family Quality of Life Scale (BCAYKÖ) were administered to the participants.

Results: While 69 of the participants included in the study were female, 52 were male. The mean age of the participants was 37.54 ± 5.63. 17 persons were primary school graduates, 24 persons were secondary school graduates, 63 persons were high school graduates, and 17 persons were university graduates. In our study, the scores of the participants who had difficulties in device maintenance and adjustment on the Quality of Life Scale and the emotional competence, financial / physical / material adequacy variables, which are the sub-dimensions of BCILC, were found to be statistically significantly lower. (p<0.05)

Conclusion: While the difficulties of families and children in device maintenance and adjustment negatively affect the financial, physicaladequacy, andquality of life of the parents; It has been observed that special educations given to children has a positive effect on family interaction, and inclusive education has a positive effect on support for disability. Keywords : Quality of Life, family, hearing loss, hearing aid