The Role of Musicals in Music Education for Children with Hearing Impairment


  • Ke Wu
  • Yanjin Wu
  • Yisheng Chen



Musicals, Children with Hearing Impairments, Multidisciplinary Education, Special Education


 This paper explores the multifaceted role of musicals in the music education of children with hearing impairments, providing a comprehensive theoretical and practical analytical framework that integrates perspectives from education, psychology, musicology, and linguistics. Initially, the paper outlines the general impact of music education on child development, with a special focus on the unique educational needs of children with hearing impairments. It then delves into a multidisciplinary exploration of how musicals can foster the development of cognitive, psychological, social, and linguistic skills in these children. Through specific case studies, this paper demonstrates the effective application of musicals in actual teaching, while also assessing the practical value of various teaching methods and strategies. Finally, the paper discusses the challenges and future opportunities in musical education, offering insights into future research directions. This study aims to provide deep insights into the field of music education for children with hearing impairments and to guide future educational practices and research.


Download data is not yet available.


Lee, Jihyun., Development of Novel Musical Stimuli to Investigate the Perception of Musical Emotions in Individuals With Hearing Loss,J KOREAN MED SCI. 2023-03-27; 38(12):e82.

Reker, Paul.,The impact of depression on musical ability, J AFFECT DISORDERS. 2014-03-01; 156:150-5.

Rudenko,.Musical-Space Synaesthesia: Visualisation of Musical Texture,MULTISENS RES. 2017-01-01;30(3-5):279-285.

Poćwierz-Marciniak., The Effect of Musical Stimulation and Mother's Voice on the Early Development of Musical Abilities: A Neuropsychological Perspective, Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021-08-11;18(16).

Caldwell.,Cochlear implant users rely on tempo rather than on pitch information during perception of musical emotion, COCHLEAR IMPLANTS IN. 2015-09-01;16 Suppl 3:S114-20.

Choi.,Brain Plasticity Reflects Specialized Cognitive Development Induced by Musical Training,Cereb Cortex Commun. 2021-01-01;2(2): tgab037.

Vas József.P,A Theory Upon Origin of Implicit Musical Language,Health Psychol Res. 2015-11-30;3(3):1932.

Rittenhouse, R K., Conservation and metaphor acquisition in hearing-impaired children. Some relationships with communication mode, hearing acuity, schooling, and age, AM ANN DEAF. 1991-10-01;136(4):313-20.

Keilmann, Annerose.,Psychological and physical well-being in hearing-impaired children,INT J PEDIATR OTORHI. 2007-11-01;71(11):1747-52.

Torppa, Ritva.,Why and how music can be used to rehabilitate and develop speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children,HEARING RES. 2019-09-01;380:108-122.






How to Cite

Wu, K., Wu, Y. ., & Chen, Y. (2023). The Role of Musicals in Music Education for Children with Hearing Impairment. Highlights in Art and Design, 4(3), 109-116.