Children Using Cochlear Implants Capitalize on Acoustical Hearing for Music Perception

  title={Children Using Cochlear Implants Capitalize on Acoustical Hearing for Music Perception},
  author={Talar Hopyan and Isabelle Peretz and L. C. P. Chan and Blake Papsin and Karen Ann Gordon},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
Cochlear implants (CIs) electrically stimulate the auditory nerve providing children who are deaf with access to speech and music. Because of device limitations, it was hypothesized that children using CIs develop abnormal perception of musical cues. Perception of pitch and rhythm as well as memory for music was measured by the children's version of the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia (MBEA) in 23 unilateral CI users and 22 age-matched children with normal hearing. Children with CIs… CONTINUE READING
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