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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2002 Apr;111(4):349-56.

Effects of frequency, instrumental family, and cochlear implant type on timbre recognition and appraisal.

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School of Music, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.


The purpose of this study was to compare postlingually deafened cochlear implant recipients and normal-hearing adults on timbre (tone quality) recognition and appraisal of 8 musical instruments representing 3 frequency ranges and 4 instrumental families. The implant recipients were significantly less accurate than the normal-hearing adults on timbre recognition. The implant recipients gave significantly poorer ratings than did the normal-hearing adults to those instruments played in the higher frequency range and to those from the string family. The timbre measures were weakly correlated with speech perception measures, but were significantly correlated with 3 cognitive measures of sequential processing.

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