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Evaluation of an interactive music awareness program for cochlear implant recipients

Evaluation of an interactive music awareness program for cochlear implant recipients
Evaluation of an interactive music awareness program for cochlear implant recipients
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a prototype interactive music awareness program (IMAP) for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. An unblinded, randomized, crossover design was used. Twenty-one CI users were recruited and allocated to two groups. Group 1 received the IMAP first, followed by a retention of learning phase. Group 2 were given the IMAP after 12 weeks. Participants were instructed to undertake two half-hour sessions per week at home over 12 weeks. Both groups attended appointments at the start, halfway through, and at the end of the trial. At each appointment participants completed tests of speech perception, melodic contour identification and instrument recognition, rated the sound quality of music, and indicated their music listening habits. Sixteen participants completed the study. Following training both groups showed improved instrument recognition abilities and feedback suggests further positive impact on participants’ lives. The findings suggest that the IMAP is beneficial for music perception and in particular, improved instrument recognition.
cochlear implant, music perception, participatory design, training program, evaluation
0730-7829
493-508
van Besouw, R.M.
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Oliver, B.R.
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Grasmeder, M.L.
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Hodkinson, S.
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Solheim, H.
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van Besouw, R.M.
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Oliver, B.R.
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Grasmeder, M.L.
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Hodkinson, S.
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Solheim, H.
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van Besouw, R.M., Oliver, B.R., Grasmeder, M.L., Hodkinson, S. and Solheim, H. (2016) Evaluation of an interactive music awareness program for cochlear implant recipients. Music Perception, 33 (4), 493-508. (doi:10.1525/MP.2016.33.4.493).

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a prototype interactive music awareness program (IMAP) for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. An unblinded, randomized, crossover design was used. Twenty-one CI users were recruited and allocated to two groups. Group 1 received the IMAP first, followed by a retention of learning phase. Group 2 were given the IMAP after 12 weeks. Participants were instructed to undertake two half-hour sessions per week at home over 12 weeks. Both groups attended appointments at the start, halfway through, and at the end of the trial. At each appointment participants completed tests of speech perception, melodic contour identification and instrument recognition, rated the sound quality of music, and indicated their music listening habits. Sixteen participants completed the study. Following training both groups showed improved instrument recognition abilities and feedback suggests further positive impact on participants’ lives. The findings suggest that the IMAP is beneficial for music perception and in particular, improved instrument recognition.

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Submitted date: 10 September 2014
Accepted/In Press date: 25 May 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 April 2016
Published date: April 2016
Keywords: cochlear implant, music perception, participatory design, training program, evaluation
Organisations: Inst. Sound & Vibration Research, Music

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Local EPrints ID: 377830
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377830
ISSN: 0730-7829
PURE UUID: b9a98ec5-869b-4292-930d-2be6817c8fc8

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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2015 12:40
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 20:17

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