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Conceptions of working life among employees with mild-moderate aided hearing impairment: A phenomenographic study
Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Audiological Research Centre, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7352-8234
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9184-6989
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Audiological Research Centre, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6557-6359
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 54, no 11, p. 874-880Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The aim was to explore the conceptions of working life among employees with mild-moderate aided hearing impairment (HI).

Design: This study has a descriptive design, in which data was collected by means of semi-structured interviews. All interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The text was analysed in accordance with the phenomenographic approach.

Study sample: Fifteen participants with mild-moderate aided HI were recruited to the current study.

Results: The analysis of the interviews resulted in four main categories describing the participants’ conceptions of working life: (1) diffiiculties in daily work, (2) communication strategies, (3) facilitating factors in work environment, and (4) impact on daily life. The four identified descriptive categories show that the effects of HI on the lives of working adults generate far-reaching psychosocial consequences for the individual.

Conclusions: This study demonstrates that difficulties and impact of having a HI interact with strategies used by the individual and contextual facilitators made in the work environment. We argue that there is a need for extensive services in aural rehabilitation for this population. This includes identifying the need of assistive listening devices, teaching the individual with HI about communication strategies and informing stakeholders about the consequence of having a HI.

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Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 54, no 11, p. 874-880
Keywords [en]
Conceptions, employees, fatigue, hearing impairment, labor market, noise, phenomenography, withdrawal
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Occupational Therapy Otorhinolaryngology Other Health Sciences
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Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; Disability Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45432DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2015.1060640ISI: 000366449600012PubMedID: 26140299Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84942436456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-45432DiVA, id: diva2:844050
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AFA InsuranceAvailable from: 2015-08-03 Created: 2015-08-03 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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