International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Audiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Performance of Bengali Speaking Children with Hearing Aid on Peach Scale

Irene Elsa Biju | Sayon Saha | Dr. Vini Abhijith Gupta [2]

Abstract: Parental questionnaires offer more rapid insight on the quality of hearing technology usage by children. It provides information concerning the functional performances and achievements of children who have been fitted with hearing equipment. The intent of this study was to translate and adapt the PEACH questionnaire into Bengali and assess its efficacy in identifying variations in the functional hearing performance of Bengali children fitted with a Hearing Aid (HA) at an earlier and later stage in the course of their lives. The Bengali PEACH questionnaire wasadministered on parents/ caregivers of 40 Bengali speaking children aged 3 to 6 years old who were fitted with HA before 2 years of age (Group 1) and and after 2 years of age (group 2) with 20 parents in each group. The findings of the study reveals that those children who were fitted with HA before the age of 2 years performed better in quiet, noisy and overall situations than the children who were fitted with HA after 2 years of age. In addition, the questionnaire was proven to possess high test retest reliability in all scenarios. Hence, The Bengali PEACH questionnaire is a reliable and efficient tool for measuring and tracking functional hearing performance and communication skills in children with HA or Cochlear implant (CI) in their daily lives.

Keywords: Bengali PEACH questionnaire, Hearing loss, Functional hearing performance

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 842 - 845

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