International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Audiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

A Subjective Teachers' Report on Classroom Listening Environments Using a Tamil Translated Version of The Listening Inventory for Education-Revised (L. I. F. E. - R.)

Adhithy K. | Dr. Kala Samayan [2]

Abstract: Purpose: The Listening Inventory of Education - Revised (L. I. F. E. - R.) is a self - reporting tool that enables children in third grade and up, as well as their teachers, to evaluate how well they hear in various social, academic, and classroom settings. Teachers may better comprehend the special requirements of each student if they are aware of problems with individual listening. Additionally, they can monitor how the kids hear in class and how they perceive the acoustic environment. Method: The translation and validation of the L. I. F. E. - R. into Tamil is the aim of this study. The original L. I. F. E. - R in English was translated into Tamil using six phases, including forward and backward translations, content validation, and questionnaire validation, in which randomly selected, 68 teachers took part. 34 of the 68 teachers worked with kids who had hearing loss, while the other 34 worked with kids who had normal hearing. The participants were given questionnaires to complete, and this method of gathering data was used. The information gathered was subjected to statistical analysis. In this study, a comprehensible Tamil translation of the questionnaire was made. By giving the questionnaire to a small pilot population of average students and teachers, who read and analysed the questions, the validity of the questionnaire's contents was investigated. The version with content validation was used in numerous regular schools and schools for hearing - impaired students. With the help of Cronbach's Alpha, the consistency of the questionnaire was assessed, and the results showed that it is quite a reliable tool. Conclusions: The translated listening inventories for education in Tamil have shown to be a helpful tool to comprehend students' listening experiences in the classroom. However, done in a small population with time limitations, a larger population to generalize the results further would be appropriate.

Keywords: Classroom Listening, Hearing Issue, Typically Developing, L. I. F. E. - R, Teacher report

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1115 - 1121

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