Other-initiation of repair by speakers with mild to severe hearing impairment

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Pajo , K & Laakso , M 2020 , ' Other-initiation of repair by speakers with mild to severe hearing impairment ' , Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics , vol. 34 , no. 10-11 , pp. 998-1017 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2020.1724335

Title: Other-initiation of repair by speakers with mild to severe hearing impairment
Author: Pajo, Kati; Laakso, Minna
Contributor organization: Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University Management
Date: 2020-11-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
ISSN: 0269-9206
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2020.1724335
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327854
Abstract: Hearing impairment is a common chronic condition in middle-aged and elderly adults. The number of individuals with hearing impairment is expected to rise because of the longer life expectancies and trends in the population growth. Acquired hearing impairment in adulthood is not just a disorder of the sense of hearing. It is primarily a social disability because its handicapping effect is experienced in interaction with other people. This paper aims to explore how the repair of problems in hearing is initiated by hearing-impaired individuals with acquired mild to severe hearing impairment. By using the method of conversation analysis (CA), this paper examines the occurrence of other-initiations of repair (OIR) and how it is typically resolved in actual mundane interaction. In addition, this paper reveals the challenges and the impact of hearing impairment as the state of hearing deteriorates. This article argues that the frequency of OIR in mild hearing impairment does not differ from normally hearing individuals. However, in a more severe grade of hearing impairment, the OIR sequences are longer, more frequent, multimodal and may require more vigilance from the normally-hearing conversation partner. Implications for counselling are suggested.
Subject: 6163 Logopedics
Conversation analysis
hearing impairment
social participation
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion

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