Benjamin R. Oliver

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BACKGROUND It has been reported that after speech perception, music appreciation is the second most commonly expressed requirement among cochlear implant (CI) recipients. Certain features of music are known to be more readily accessible; however, provision of music rehabilitation for adult CI users is limited. PURPOSE A series of music workshops were(More)
There is some evidence that structured training can benefit cochlear implant (CI) users’ appraisal of music as well as their music perception abilities. There are currently very limited music training resources available for CI users to explore. This demonstration will introduce delegates to the ‘Interactive Music Awareness Program’ (IMAP) for cochlear(More)
OBJECTIVES Many cochlear implant (CI) users wish to enjoy music but are dissatisfied by its quality as perceived through their implant. Although there is evidence to suggest that training can improve CI users' perception and appraisal of music, availability of interactive music-based aural rehabilitation for adults is limited. In response to this need, an(More)
2017 marks the 40 anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube (under its original name the Magic Cube). This paper-demonstration describes explorations of the cube as a performance controller for music. The pattern of colors on a face of the cube is detected via USB video camera and supplemented by EMG data from the performer to model the performer’s interaction with(More)
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO EVALUATE the efficacy of a prototype interactive music awareness program (IMAP) for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. An unblinded, randomized crossover design was used. Twenty-one CI users were recruited and allocated to two groups. Group 1 received the IMAP first, followed by a retention of learning phase. Group 2 were(More)
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