Toward an understanding of acquired hearing loss in a family: narrative play format as a new voice in qualitative methodology

Bruce A. Kent, Brett E. Furlonger, Delwyn A. Goodrick

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This study examines how the reality of acquired hearing loss effects one family. Some consideration is given to the medical elements of the condition but the primary concern is with the psychological and social affects of hearing loss. The affects of the loss are revealed, by using systematic introspection in a narrative play format. This writing format is evaluated as the chronology of events, emotions, turning points and coping strategies are revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalThe Qualitative Report
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

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