Recommended reading

On the impact of hearing loss on family

Adult-children's perspectives on a parent's hearing impairment and its impact on their relationship and communication
Preminger, J., Montano, J.,  Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, T. (2015). International Journal of Audiology. Vol 54, 10. 720-726.

In it Together: The impact of hearing loss on personal relationships
Melissa Echalier, Royal National Institute for Deaf People

The effect of hearing impairment in older people on the spouse: development and psychometric testing of the significant other scale for hearing disability (SOS-HEAR)
Scarinci, N., Worrall, L., & Hickson, L. (2009). International Journal of Audiology, 48(10), 671-83.

Persons with acquired profound hearing loss (APHL): how do they and their families adapt to the challenge?
Hallam, R., Ashton, P., Sherbourne, K., & Gailey, L. (2008). Health (London), 12(3), 369-388.

Older people with hearing impairment: A literature review of the spouse's perspective
Donaldson, N.A., Worrall, L., & Hickson, L. (2004) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 26(01), 30-39.

On involving communication partners

Reinventing Life: Improving Hearing Rehab with Communication Partners
Gjonnes Møller, H. (2022). The Hearing Journal.

From Isolation to Communication: Connecting Adults Who Have Hearing Loss With Their Communication Partners
Roberts, S. D., and Delich, N. A. (2020). JADARA 53(2), 88-106.

Family member involvement in audiology appointments with older people with hearing impairment
Ekberg, K., Meyer, C., Scarinci, N., Grenness, C., & Hickson, L. (2015) International Journal of Audiology, 54(02), 70-76.

The Role of Communication Partners in Audiological Enablement/Rehabilitation
Manchaiah, V., Stephens, D., Zhao, F., Kramer, E. (2012). Audiological Medicine, 10, 21-30.

On the Communication Partner tools

The Communication Partners' Journey Through Their Partner's Hearing Impairment
Manchaiah, V.K.C., Stephens, D., and Lunner, T. (2013). International Journal of Otolaryngology. Volume 2013.

Assisting communication partners in the setting of treatment goals: the development of the goal sharing for partners strategy
Preminger, J., & Lind, C. (2012) Seminars in Hearing, 33(01), 053-064.

The Communication Rings: A tool for exploring the social networks of individuals with hearing loss
Montano, J., & Almakadma, H. (2012) Seminars in Hearing, 33(01), 046-052.

Models to Represent Communication Partners Within the Social Network Context of Person with Hearing Impairment
Manchaiah, V.K.C., Stephens, D. (2011). Audiological Medicine, 9:103, 9.

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