THE PURPOSE of this study was to determine gains in language and adjustment to amplified sound of children enrolled in a preschool hard of hearing training program. In order to do an intensive study only four children were selected from the training program. The following criteria were the basis for selection: regularity of attendance in four-day-a-week program, loss in the better ear of not less than 30 db., obvious language handicap, and cooperation of the parents with training procedures. These children ranged in age from 4 years 2 months to 5 years 8 months. There were three girls and one boy. Three of the children were fitted with wearable hearing aids. One child used amplification only during the training program. All of the children had medically diagnosed nerve-type losses. Only one child of the four studied had originally been diagnosed as hard of hearing.
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