Reestablishing speech understanding through musical ear training after cochlear implantation: A study of the potential cortical plasticity in the brain

Bjørn Petersen, Malene V. Mortensen, Albert Gjedde, Peter Vuust

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Abstract

Cochlear implants (CIs) provide impressive speech perception for persons with severe hearing loss, but many CI recipients fail in perceiving speech prosody and music. Successful rehabilitation depends on cortical plasticity in the brain and postoperative measures. The present study evaluates the behavioral and neurologic effects of musical ear training on CI users' speech and music perception. The goal is to find and work out musical methods to improve CI users' auditory capabilities and, in a longer perspective, provide an efficient strategy for improving speech understanding for both adults and children with CIs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages437-440
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781573317399
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1169
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Cochlear implants
  • Music test
  • Music training
  • PET scanning
  • Pitch perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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