Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka (PhD), Dachung Musa Gang


This study Effects of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) on Self-satisfaction towards the Use of Hearing Aids amongst Students with Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Impairment in Jos has the objective to examine the extent to which IPT can change low level or negative Self-satisfaction. Through Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design, 20 students with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment were shared into experimental and control groups; each had 10 samples. The Instrument for data collection at pre and post-tests was self-satisfaction on Usage of Hearing Aids Scale (SUHAS). The simple frequency counts, mean scores and percentages were used to answer the research question, while Analysis of Covariance to test the Hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Results revealed that IPT change negative self-satisfaction of students with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment to a positive one. The hypothesis shows that the treatment was effective in improving self-satisfaction to a high level amongst students with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment. The research recommended that National Associations of relevant professionals should carryout conferences, seminars and the like on the fact that low level of negative self-satisfaction of students with mild-to-moderate hearing impairments can be changed significantly through IPT.


Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Self-satisfaction, Hearing Aids, Impairment, Mild-to-moderate hearing impairments.

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