Comparison of music perception in bilateral and unilateral cochlear implant users and normal-hearing subjects

Veekmans, K; Ressel, L; Mueller, J; Vischer, M; Brockmeier, S J (2009). Comparison of music perception in bilateral and unilateral cochlear implant users and normal-hearing subjects. Audiology & neuro-otology, 14(5), pp. 315-26. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000212111

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Music plays an important role in the daily life of cochlear implant (CI) users, but electrical hearing and speech processing pose challenges for enjoying music. Studies of unilateral CI (UCI) users' music perception have found that these subjects have little difficulty recognizing tempo and rhythm but great difficulty with pitch, interval and melody. The present study is an initial step towards understanding music perception in bilateral CI (BCI) users. The Munich Music Questionnaire was used to investigate music listening habits and enjoyment in 23 BCI users compared to 2 control groups: 23 UCI users and 23 normal-hearing (NH) listeners. Bilateral users appeared to have a number of advantages over unilateral users, though their enjoyment of music did not reach the level of NH listeners.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Vischer, Mattheus

ISSN:

1420-3030

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:12

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000212111

PubMed ID:

19372650

Web of Science ID:

000268108300007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31749 (FactScience: 196416)

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