The goal of the study was to evaluate the relationships between Speech Intelligibility (SI) and Occupational Competence (OC) of young deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) adults. Thnty six young adults completed SI and 00 self-report questionnaires. The results indicated that occupations requiring less communication were considered to be more suitable than those requiring more communication. The level of prestige did not have a significant influence upon the ratings. SI was not found to be related to OC. The results suggest that D/HH young adults did not consider SI to be a barrier in the vocational domain.
Most, T., Weisel, A., & Gali-Cinamon, R. (2008). IS SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE A BARRIER FOR OCCUPATIONAL COMPETENCE?. JADARA, 42(1), 7-23. Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol42/iss1/2