Journal article

Perception of complex signals, including musical sounds, with cochlear implants

HJ McDermott, V Looi, RT Miyamoto (ed.)

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2004

Abstract

Ten users of cochlear implants participated in two experiments investigating their ability to recognize complex sounds, including musical sounds, by hearing alone. Recognition scores varied widely, both across subjects and across sound types. For example, sounds including single speakers and instruments such as drums were identified correctly more often than certain other types of sounds, such as the flute or organ. Perceived quality ratings assigned to the sounds by the subjects were significantly correlated with their recognition scores. © 2004, Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.