COVID-19 Survey for Hard of Hearing Respondents

The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and its regions, the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People and the Asia Pacific Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened, and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People have joined together to conduct this survey seeking the views of hard of hearing persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear from you about your experiences during this pandemic and its aftermath.


A summary will be prepared and the results will be shared  on the IFHOH website at www.ifhoh.org on its COVID-19 pages.  The results will inform our advocacy work around this issue.

 

Please note that the identity of survey participants taking part in the survey will remain anonymous.  Should you have any questions about the survey please email info@ifhoh.org or info@ifhohyp.org. 

Please respond to the survey by July 2, 2020.

 

Thank you,

Ruth Warick, President, IFHOH

Bowen Tang, President, IFHOHYP

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* 1. Public Accessibility: Does your country provide the following accessibility to public COVID-19 information on TV or online media? Check all that applies.

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* 2. Does your country offer the following alternate communication methods to public services (e.g., contacting emergency, health care units, government offices)? Check all that applies.

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* 3. Face-to-Face Communication: How frequently do you communicate with a person (healthcare worker, family member, friend, etc.) who wears a face mask?

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* 4. In some situations, the hearing care or health care provider has removed their face mask when communicating with a hard of hearing person. To what extent have you experienced this approach?

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* 5. Have you encountered someone using a clear, transparent face mask?

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* 6. On average, how would you rate your understanding of the person wearing a mask, thereby obscuring the face and blocking sound?

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* 7. Has physical/social distancing requirements affected your communicating with others:

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* 8. What is the social distancing used in your country?

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* 9. What issues do you experience in communicating with people through face masks (check all that apply).

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* 10. Some people are using clear face shields without a mask. Have you encountered someone using a face shield alone?

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* 11. On average, how would you rate your understanding of the person wearing a face shield?

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* 12. Online Communication: How often do you engage in a video meeting for educational or work purposes?

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* 13. On average, how would you rate your understanding of the online speaker(s)?

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* 14. Which platforms do you use for video meetings (list all that apply)

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* 15. Do you use the captioning/subtitling feature of the platforms listed below (list all that apply)

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* 16. Have you been using any captioning/subtitling apps during the pandemic?

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* 17. Please comment further about on-line videos or captioning aps and your experience with them.

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* 18. Health Care: Has your access to hearing aid or cochlear implant care (e.g. repair of a broken hearing aid/cochlear implant, need for a new earmould) been affected by the pandemic?

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* 19. If it has been affected, please elaborate:

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* 20. Has your access to health care in general (not related to hearing) been affected by the pandemic?

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* 21. Do you have concerns about your income level and meeting expenses as a result of the pandemic?

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* 22. Has your livelihood been affected by the pandemic?

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* 23. Do you have communication problems in your job because you and co-workers wear face masks?

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* 24. What other issues have you faced during the pandemic?

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* 25. What resources or support have you used for improving communications and dealing with issues affecting persons with a hearing loss during the pandemic?

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* 26. What is your status?

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* 27. Are you using or have used any of the following?

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* 28. What is your age range? (select one option)

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* 29. Country of Residence:

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* 30. Your native language:

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* 31. Your gender:

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