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Music perception ability of korean adult cochlear implant listeners.

Kim E, Lee HJ, Kim HJ - Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol (2012)

Bottom Line: Although the cochlear implant (CI) is successful for understanding speech in patients with severe to profound hearing loss, listening to music is a challenging task to most CI listeners.Correlations were not found between music perception ability and word recognition scores.The results are consistent with previous studies that have shown that pitch, melody, and instrument identifications are difficult to identify for CI users.

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Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Although the cochlear implant (CI) is successful for understanding speech in patients with severe to profound hearing loss, listening to music is a challenging task to most CI listeners. The purpose of this study was to assess music perception ability and to provide clinically useful information regarding CI rehabilitation.

Methods: Ten normal hearing and ten CI listeners with implant experience, ranging 2 to 6 years, participated in the subtests of pitch, rhythm, melody, and instrument. A synthesized piano tone was used as musical stimuli. Participants were asked to discriminate two different tones during the pitch subtest. The rhythm subtest was constructed with sets of five, six, and seven intervals. The melody & instrument subtests assessed recognition of eight familiar melodies and five musical instruments from a closed set, respectively.

Results: CI listeners performed significantly poorer than normal hearing listeners in pitch, melody, and instrument identification tasks. No significant differences were observed in rhythm recognition between groups. Correlations were not found between music perception ability and word recognition scores.

Conclusion: The results are consistent with previous studies that have shown that pitch, melody, and instrument identifications are difficult to identify for CI users. Our results can provide fundamental information concerning the development of CI rehabilitation tools.

No MeSH data available.


Mean performances of music perception ability by normal-hearing controls (NH) and cochlear implant (CI) users. The asterisk symbols represent the significant difference between groups.
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Figure 5: Mean performances of music perception ability by normal-hearing controls (NH) and cochlear implant (CI) users. The asterisk symbols represent the significant difference between groups.

Mentions: There were no significant correlations between music perception abilities and word recognition scores in CI users (P>0.05). In addition, no significant correlations were found between pitch, rhythm, melody, and timbre identification scores among CI users (P>0.05). Results of music perception ability for both normal hearing controls NH and CI users are shown in Fig. 5. There were significant differences between groups regarding pitch, melody, and instrument identification (P<0.05). However, no significant difference was found in rhythm subtest between NH and CI groups (P>0.05). Fig. 6 shows the percent correct of pitch, rhythm, melody, and instrument identification for each CI listener.


Music perception ability of korean adult cochlear implant listeners.

Kim E, Lee HJ, Kim HJ - Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol (2012)

Mean performances of music perception ability by normal-hearing controls (NH) and cochlear implant (CI) users. The asterisk symbols represent the significant difference between groups.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 5: Mean performances of music perception ability by normal-hearing controls (NH) and cochlear implant (CI) users. The asterisk symbols represent the significant difference between groups.
Mentions: There were no significant correlations between music perception abilities and word recognition scores in CI users (P>0.05). In addition, no significant correlations were found between pitch, rhythm, melody, and timbre identification scores among CI users (P>0.05). Results of music perception ability for both normal hearing controls NH and CI users are shown in Fig. 5. There were significant differences between groups regarding pitch, melody, and instrument identification (P<0.05). However, no significant difference was found in rhythm subtest between NH and CI groups (P>0.05). Fig. 6 shows the percent correct of pitch, rhythm, melody, and instrument identification for each CI listener.

Bottom Line: Although the cochlear implant (CI) is successful for understanding speech in patients with severe to profound hearing loss, listening to music is a challenging task to most CI listeners.Correlations were not found between music perception ability and word recognition scores.The results are consistent with previous studies that have shown that pitch, melody, and instrument identifications are difficult to identify for CI users.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Although the cochlear implant (CI) is successful for understanding speech in patients with severe to profound hearing loss, listening to music is a challenging task to most CI listeners. The purpose of this study was to assess music perception ability and to provide clinically useful information regarding CI rehabilitation.

Methods: Ten normal hearing and ten CI listeners with implant experience, ranging 2 to 6 years, participated in the subtests of pitch, rhythm, melody, and instrument. A synthesized piano tone was used as musical stimuli. Participants were asked to discriminate two different tones during the pitch subtest. The rhythm subtest was constructed with sets of five, six, and seven intervals. The melody & instrument subtests assessed recognition of eight familiar melodies and five musical instruments from a closed set, respectively.

Results: CI listeners performed significantly poorer than normal hearing listeners in pitch, melody, and instrument identification tasks. No significant differences were observed in rhythm recognition between groups. Correlations were not found between music perception ability and word recognition scores.

Conclusion: The results are consistent with previous studies that have shown that pitch, melody, and instrument identifications are difficult to identify for CI users. Our results can provide fundamental information concerning the development of CI rehabilitation tools.

No MeSH data available.