[The role of music therapy in impaired hearing recovery. A survey among professionals working with deaf children and between users]

Recenti Prog Med. 2013 Feb;104(2):59-62. doi: 10.1701/1241.13705.
[Article in Italian]


In this study, two groups are interviewed: the first study includes a sample of 60 physicians and health providers in the field of deafness, whose opinion on music therapy is collected by a specific questionnaire; the second involves 8 parents of deaf children attending music therapy lessons, who are asked to give an evaluation on the effect of music therapy, based on the experience of their children. Results show that health professionals know very little about the rehabilitative effectiveness of music therapy, whereas the parents of deaf children give a positive evaluation on the psychological, behavioral and linguistic benefits that music therapy gives to their deaf children.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Audiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Correction of Hearing Impairment / methods*
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys*
  • Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Hearing Loss / psychology
  • Hearing Loss / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Music Therapy*
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Pediatrics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Treatment Outcome