New music for the Bionic Ear: An assessment of the enjoyment of six new works composed for cochlear implant recipients

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  • Author: Innes-Brown, Hamish

    The Bionics Institute, Australia

  • Author: Au, Agnes

    University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Author: Stevens, Catherine

    Western Sydney University, Australia

  • Author: Schubert, Emery

    University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Author: Marozeau, Jeremy

    The Bionics Institute, Denmark

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The enjoyment of music is still difficult for many cochlear implant users. This study aimed to assess cognitive, engagement, and technical responses to new music composed specifically for CI users. From 407 concertgoers who completed a questionnaire, responses from groups of normally-hearing listeners (NH, n = 44) and CI users (n = 44), matched in age and musical ability, were compared to determine whether specially-commissioned works would elicit similar responses from both groups. No significant group differences were found on measures of interest, enjoyment and musicality, whereas ratings of understanding and instrument localization and recognition were significantly lower from CI users. Overall, ratings of the music were typically higher for percussion pieces. The concert successfully elicited similar responses from both groups in terms of interest, enjoyment and musicality, although technical aspects, such as understanding, localisation, and instrument identification continue to be problematic for CI users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICMPC -­ ESCOM 2012 Joint Conference : 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) & 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
EditorsEmilios Cambouropoulos, Costas Tsougras, Panayotis Mavromatis, Konstantinos Pastiadis
PublisherAristotle University of Thessaloniki
Publication date2012
Pages482-491
ISBN (Electronic)978-960-99845-1-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition - Porto Palace Hotel and Conference Center, Thessalonik, Greece
Duration: 23 Jul 201228 Jul 2012
Conference number: 12
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Conference12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition
Number12
LocationPorto Palace Hotel and Conference Center
CountryGreece
CityThessalonik
Period23/07/201228/07/2012
OtherJoint conference including: The12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
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