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Auditory rehabilitation services for children with cochlear implants and hearing aids: Characterization and profile in the state of São Paulo.

Grant number: 12/04957-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal researcher:Kátia de Freitas Alvarenga
Grantee:Julia Speranza Zabeu
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The proposed research aims to investigate the therapeutic process in children after cochlear implant's surgery or hearing AID's adaptation in São Paulo analyzing the differents services which realize speech pathology therapy, specifically auditory rehabilitation and describing the attending population; evaluate the characteristics of rehabilitation profissionals of these services; analyze the quality of the auditory reabilitation services from the perspective of the audiologist. It is a prospective cross-sectional survey which will be held in the USP/Bauru. The study will be divided in three stages according to the principles of this research. For this will be used several sources of government websites, as CNES DATASUS's websites, among others, and if necessary will be realized open presencial interview to complement of the informations. This search is for the identification of hearing health services credentialed as medium and high complexity, and cochlear implant, as well as reabilitation services registered by the number 107/003 (speech therapy for hearing impaired) which included professionls who not included in the centers certified by SUS. The procedures used will be questionnaires with graduated scales already avaiable in the national literature. These informations will be stored and analyzed respecting the conditions determined by the results, characteristics and behavior of the study variables. The development of this research will contribute to the improvement of implatation of auditory health care network, checking which are the processes that are or are not contemplated in the reabilitation of hearing impaired children.

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ZABEU, Julia Speranza. Rehabilitation Services for children using cochlear implants and hearing aids: profile and characterization in the State of São Paulo. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB) Bauru.

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