Category: Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Music perception and speech recognition in noise represent the most difficult listening situations for cochlear implant (CI) users. Music perception relies on similar spectral, temporal, and intensity cues needed for speech recognition in noise, but no studies to date directly measure this relationship in CI users. The present study investigates the effect of auditory status (typical hearing vs. CI) on music perception (pitch, timbre, and melody) and the relationship between music perception scores and measures of speech perception in noise.
Hannah Calhoun– Student, The University of Texas at Dallas