Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Music for Children with Hearing LossA Resource for Parents and Teachers$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lyn Schraer-Joiner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199855810

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855810.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 28 January 2022



A Brief Look at the History of Music for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Music for Children with Hearing Loss

Lyn E. Schraer-Joiner

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter provides a historical account of how music is being used to teach and rehabilitate the deaf and hard of hearing. For instance, most nineteenth-century deaf schools included a “rhythms” subject in their curriculum to provide students with a method for learning speech and language development. Some of their approaches comprise the use of rhythmic clapping, instruments such as piano and drums, music games, and imitative singing for training auditory skills development and articulation. The chapter also explains some usual misconceptions about hearing loss and its classifications; details the hearing process by examining the parts of the ear; and provides instructions for reading an audiogram. More importantly, it states how music can help a child establish a positive self-image and capacity for self-expression.

Keywords:   music, deaf schools, hearing loss, hearing process, parts of the ear, rhythmic clapping, music games, imitative singing

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .