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neural hearing loss of children after neonatal intensive care because of prematurity: A thirty-year study. Pediatrics, 123, 3797-3803. doi:10.1542/ peds.2008-2531

Table 2. Session Plan for the “Waku Waku” Group Conclusion Music therapy services can be beneficial for children with sensorineural hearing loss. Regulations and policies in Japan make it difficult to establish new medical music therapy programs. More work needs to be done to establish other programs like the one at Mejiro University Otology Clinic Institute in order to better address the needs of children with sensorineural hearing loss in Japan. References American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) (2014). The prevalence and incidence of hearing loss in children. Retrieved from http://www.asha.org/ public/hearing/Prevalence-and-Incidence-ofHearing-Loss-in-Children/ Halpin, K. S.; Smith, K. Y., Widen, J. E., & Chertoff, M. E. (2010). Effects of universal newborn hearing screening on an early intervention program for children with hearing loss, birth to 3 years of age. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 21(3), 169-175. Moeller, M. P., Whipte, K. R., & Shisler, L. (2006) Primary care physician’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to newborn hearing screening. Pediatrics 118(4), 1357-1370. Newborn Hearing Screening Manual (2007). Health sciences children and family research project: A study on the evaluation and support early and efficient implementation of newborn hearing screening. Retrieved from http://www.jaog.or.jp/ sep2012/JAPANESE/jigyo/JYOSEI/shinseiji_html/ shi-contents.html

Sakata, H. (2005). Hearing as a Communication. Retrieved from http://nippon.zaidan.info/seikabutsu/ 2005/00474/contents/0014.htm SIEMENS (2014). About a child with hearing loss. Retrieved from http://hearing.siemens.com/jp/jp/ children/understanding/types/sensorineural/ sensorineural_article.html Shulman, S., Besculides, M., Saltzman, A., Ireys, H., White, K. R., & Forsman, I. (2010). Evaluation of the universal newborn hearing screening and intervention program. Pediatrics 126, 19-S27. Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2004). Levels of evidence: Universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) and early hearing detection and intervention systems (EHDI). Journal of Communication Disorders, 37(5), 451-465. White, K. R. (2003). The current status of EHDI programs in the United States. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 9(2), 79-88? About the Author Satoko Mori-Inoue, Ph.D., MT-BC, music therapy researcher at Mejiro University Otology Clinic Institute (Japan) is currently establishing a music therapy program within the Child Development Center "Kokko." Her early childhood music therapy practice focuses on infants with sensorineural hearing loss and children with developmental delays. Contact: ryutomaria@gmail.com

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