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Hearing Disorders


This project aims to adapt an existing interactive multimedia program on cancer prevention for a deaf and hard of hearing audience and evaluate changes in knowledge among 400 profoundly deaf individuals.


Aim 1. Assess personal knowledge of and comfort with using computers among deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Aim 2. Develop interactive software that will allow dissemination of information in the respondent's own language (English or American Contact Sign Language) about preventive medicine recommendations.

Aim 3. Perform post-intervention evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the computer based programs.


400 persons with individuals with profound hearing losses.