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Also in EASY: data related to deafness
26 September 2019
Saturday 28 September 2019 is World Deaf Day, which aims to draw the attention of the general public, politicians and development authorities to the performance of the community of the deaf and hard of hearing. In EASY various data can be found regarding deafness.
With this data, among other things, scientists are trying to investigate how the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people differ from hearing people, in order to expand growth and development by developing new technologies and to offer these people a wide range of opportunities to improve their lives.
An example of this is the data set “Finding friends online: online activities by deaf students and their well-being”. For this dataset, more than 200 hearing, deaf and hearing impaired students (18-25 years old) in both the Netherlands and the United States completed a questionnaire about their online activities, the quality of friendship of online, offline and mixed friendships, and their well-being. The aim of the research project was to gain insight into the differences between online, mixed and offline friendship quality of deaf and hearing impaired adolescents in comparison with hearing youngsters and the relationship with their level of well-being.