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Understanding the Stigma Associated with Hearing Loss in Older Adults

  title={Understanding the Stigma Associated with Hearing Loss in Older Adults},
  author={Jean-Pierre Gagn{\'e} and Mary Beth Jennings and Kenneth Southall},
Stigma has been defined as “the possession of, or belief that one possesses, some attribute or characteristic that conveys a social identity that is devalued in a particular social context” (Crocker, Major, & Steele, 1998). In most developed societies there is a stigma associated with hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss experience self-stigma. That is, not only are they aware of the prejudicial views held by others, but they themselves (consciously or not) hold similar views about… 

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