This paper examines employment issues concerning deafened adults, especially those with cochlear implants. The analysis shows that deafened people have fewer educational qualifications and are less likely to be in paid employment when compared with people without a hearing disability. In consequence, they report lower income levels. Conversely, respondents with cochlear implants reported higher levels of employment and income. In addition to disability, social factors such as age and sex may contribute to a person's socio-economic status. As such, rehabilitation interventions need to consider the person's social as well as auditory needs.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|