Journal article

Tone, Rhythm, and Timbre Perception in School-Age Children Using Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids

Hamish Innes-Brown, Jeremy P Marozeau, Christine M Storey, Peter J Blamey

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY | AMER ACAD AUDIOLOGY | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Children with hearing impairments, especially those using hearing devices such as the cochlear implant (CI) or hearing aid (HA), are sometimes not encouraged to attend music classes, as they or their parents and teachers may be unsure whether the child can perform basic musical tasks. PURPOSE: The objective of the current study was to provide a baseline for the performance of children using CIs and HAs on standardized tests of rhythm and pitch perception as well as an instrument timbre identification task. An additional aim was to determine the effect of structured music training on these measures during the course of a school year. RESEARCH DESIGN: The Intermediate Measures of M..

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