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Journal Of Ratchasuda College, Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities
Vol. 15 No. 2 July - December 2019

Investigating the Effect of Music Therapy on Speech Rehabilitation
Hard of Hearing Young Adults

Vatanyoo Jittisationporn1, Natee Chiengchana2, Ampai burnaprapuk3


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of music therapy on speech rehabilitation in hard of hearing young adults. Repeated-measures experimental and qualitative research designs were employed to examine the effectiveness of music therapy. Participants were nine hard-of-hearing undergraduate students from Ratchasuda College, Mahidol University. The experiment consisted of 10 sessions, twice a week, and an one hour long per session. Music interventions included aural training, vocal warm up, and singing. Hard of Hearing' Speech Test Manual, interview, and observational protocols were used as research instruments to collect and measure the data. For the data analysis, repeated-measures ANOVA was used to compare the quantitative data and inductive analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data. The research concluded that music therapy can enhance speech rehabilitation in hard of hearing young adults. Although, eventual scores for overall vocalization were no statistically different at .05 level of significance, 8 out of 9 indicator scores on each test were all increased, especially on Vocalizations are of clear tonal quality and Vocalizations are of appropriate volume both indicators are statistically different at .05.


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