Music therapy and hearing impairment

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Few people with a hearing impairment are completely deaf. Even those with little or no hearing are usually able to perceive some rhythmic vibration of sound.

Music-making:

  • Improves communication skills:
    • stimulating listening abilities
    • providing an experience of conversation through sharing and answering of musical phrases
    • helping language development through exploration and imitation of sounds and using rhythm and melody to accentuate words
    • Aiding recognition and development of melodic aspects of speech.
    • improving vocal intonation
  • enriches social development
  • helps Cochlear implant users to musically adjust to their device and participate in musical experience.

If you’d like to speak to one of our therapists about music therapy and hearing impairment, get in touch or find out how to make a referral for you or on behalf of an organisation.

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