Acquired deafness and mental health.

@article{Thomas1981AcquiredDA,
  title={Acquired deafness and mental health.},
  author={Annette J Thomas},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={1981},
  volume={54 Pt 3},
  pages={219-29}
}
This paper reviews studies of the relationship between acquired deafness and psychological disturbance. The first part examines descriptive case studies based on personal experience, clinical observation and the simulation of hearing loss. The second part reviews studies with an experimental orientation. The overall conclusion is that acquired deafness is associated with psychological disturbance, at least at the psychoneurotic level. However, there is little evidence to support the commonly… CONTINUE READING

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