Social representation of hearing aids : cross-cultural study in India, Iran, Portugal, and the United Kingdom

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Social representation of hearing aids : cross-cultural study in India, Iran, Portugal, and the United Kingdom
Author(s) Manchaiah, Vinaya ; Danermark, Berth ; Vinay ; Ahmadi, Tayebeh ; Tomé, David ; Krishna, Rajalakshmi ; Germundsson, Per
Date 2015
English abstract
The current study was aimed at understanding the social representation of hearing aids in India, Iran, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. We also compared these results to explore the cross-cultural differences and similarities among these countries. The study involved a cross-sectional design, and the data were collected from four different countries using the snowball sampling method. Data were analyzed using a content analysis to identify the most-similar categories of responses reported, a co-occurrences analysis to see which of these categories are reported commonly, and a chi-square analysis to study if there was any association between positive, neutral, and negative connotations among participants in different countries. The current study revealed four different social representations of hearing aids from India, Iran, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, and also a global index. The study results provide very useful insights into how hearing aids are represented in the society. These findings may have important implications for public education and also for manufacturers from the viewpoint of designing and marketing hearing aids in different countries.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S86108 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Dove
Host/Issue Clinical interventions in aging;
Volume 10
ISSN 1178-1998
Pages 1601-1615
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) hearing aids
hearing loss
social representation
cross-culture
attitudes
perception
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19888 (link to this page)

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