Role of Assistive Technology in the Rehabilitation of Children with Hearing Impairment
Author(s) : Muhammad Javed Aftab , Muhammad Ashfaq , Robina Naqvi & Kiran Shehzadi
Assistive technology plays a vital role in the lives of disable children. Main objective of this paper is to identify the role of assistive technology in the rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment. A self-developed questionnaire was used as a research tool and for the purpose of data collection. Due to the COVID-19 situation the data were collected with the help of google form and through social media platform. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the data. It is observed that cochlear implant, FM system, ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) software, loop induction system, captioning, Telecommunication devices (TDD), TV streamer, remote microphones, notification systems devices, infrared systems and amplified telephones were the frequent assistive technologies used by the children with hearing impairment which are equally helpful for children in acquiring education as well as in daily life activities. It is recommended that the better and more positive results, professional need to be aware with the new technologies and get trained with the positive attitude towards the rehabilitations of children with hearing impairment.
Keywords: Assistive Technology, Hearings-impaired, Rehabilitation