Music Listening in Electric Hearing -designing and testing two novel EEG paradigms for measuring music perception in cochlear implant users

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With the considerable advances made in cochlear implant (CI) technology with regards to speech perception, it is natural that many CI users express hopes of being able to enjoy music. For the majority of CI users, however, the music experience is disappointing and their discrimination of musical features as well as self-reported levels of music enjoyment is significantly lower than normal-hearing (NH) listeners (1,2). Therefore, it is important that ongoing efforts are made to improve the quality of music through a CI.
To aid in this process, the aim of this study is to validate two new musical EEG-paradigms: 1) a no standards mismatch negativity (MMN)-paradigm and 2) a free-listening paradigm, presenting real musical pieces.
In a wider perspective, the study aims to investigate whether a novel sound processing strategy implementing output compression may be beneficial for music listening with a CI, as compared to front-end automatic gain control strategies. Due to few CI participants, only preliminary data are presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date27 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2017
Event15th symposium on Cochlear Implants in children - San Francisco, Hilton, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201729 Jul 2017


Conference15th symposium on Cochlear Implants in children
LocationSan Francisco, Hilton
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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