The purpose of this study is to examine the current trend of research on auditory training programs for the hearing impaired through a systematic literature review, and to provide fundamental information in terms of program design and intervention of 24 studies conducted from 1998 to 2020 were selected according to the Participants, Intervention, Control, Outcomes, and Study design (PICOS) criteria. The quality of the study was evaluated, and then a systematic review of the literature was conducted. First, as a result of examining the selected auditory training program of hearing-impaired target, it was conducted in various experimental design methods including location, personnel, age, and intervention method. Second, as a result of examining different methods of intervention on independent variables, in case of auditory training programs, the most common intervention was conducted by using speech. For the assisting devices, the most common intervention programs were conducted by using speech with wearing hearing aid. Third, as a result of examining the intervention method on dependent variables, it was found that the most frequent intervention programs were conducted by using speech. For the further research, the auditory program for the hearing impaired shoud be proceeded at any place in family-friendly environment, and in the form of intervention implemented by caregivers through parental education. In addition, another intervention technique might be applied at untact interveniton using the internet and digital devices.
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