Melodic contour identification by cochlear implant listeners.

  title={Melodic contour identification by cochlear implant listeners.},
  author={John J. Galvin and Qian-Jie Fu and Geraldine Nogaki},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  volume={28 3},
OBJECTIVE While the cochlear implant provides many deaf patients with good speech understanding in quiet, music perception and appreciation with the cochlear implant remains a major challenge for most cochlear implant users. The present study investigated whether a closed-set melodic contour identification (MCI) task could be used to quantify cochlear implant users' ability to recognize musical melodies and whether MCI performance could be improved with moderate auditory training. The present… CONTINUE READING