The perception of Cantonese lexical tones by early-deafened cochlear implantees.

  title={The perception of Cantonese lexical tones by early-deafened cochlear implantees.},
  author={Valter Ciocca and Alexander L. Francis and Rani Aisha and Lena Wong},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={111 5 Pt 1},
This study investigated whether cochlear implant users can identify Cantonese lexical tones, which differ primarily in their F0 pattern. Seventeen early-deafened deaf children (age= 4 years, 6 months to 8 years, 11 months; postoperative period= 11-41 months) took part in the study. Sixteen children were fitted with the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant system; one child was fitted with a Nucleus 22 implant. Participants completed a 2AFC picture identification task in which they identified one of the… CONTINUE READING

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