Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka & Dr Allison Otuebe Otana
This study investigated the eﬀect of Interpersonal Psychotherapy on Amount of Daily Hearing Aids Usage amongst students with hearing impairment in Jos metropolis. One research question and hypothesis were raised to guide the study. The study adopted a pretest-posttest control group true experimental design type. Random sampling technique was used to share the samples into experimental and control groups; each group had 10 subjects. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) was used for treatment. Amount of Daily Hearing Aids Usage Scale (ADHAUS) was used for data collection at pre and post-tests. The validity of the instrument was obtained using Kendal Tau statistics as 0.888, while the reliability using Cronbach’s Alpha Coeﬃcient was 0.89. Simple frequency count, mean score, percentage and bar chart were used to answer the research question, while chi-square was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of signiﬁcance. Findings revealed that IPT was eﬀective in increasing amount of daily hearing aids usage, to a high positive level. It was recommended that professionals in Guidance/Counselling and Rehabilitation Sciences should carry out enlightenment campaign on the use of IPT to improve amount of daily hearing aids usage to a high positive level.