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Title:

14th FIAPAS Award (Health Area)

  • Editorial: FIAPAS
  • Author: By Dr Juan Carlos Falcón González, Dr Silvia A. Borkoski Barreiro and Dr Ángel Ramos Macías, representing the Hearing Loss Unit of the Mother-Child Island University Hospital Complex (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
  • Legal deposit: M-26488-1988
  • Year: 2014
  • Language: Spanish
  • Magazine: 150
  • Pages: 16
  • Size: 210x297mm.

Content:

Award-winning work
FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENT METHOD FOR IMPROVING MUSICAL PERCEPTION IN PATIENTS WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

Deaf people who wear cochlear implants (CIs) place music as the second most important acoustic stimulus along with speech comprehension. Therefore, improving the perception of music could have a very positive impact on the lives of those wearing implants, not only by providing the enjoyment of music, but also by improving general hearing and speech comprehension in both quiet and noisy environments.

Based on this, this work aims to move towards the development and validation of a CI programming method in which a frequency assignment strategy is implemented, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of hearing perception forhearing losspeople wearing implants. In conclusion, compared to the standard, this programming improves perception and auditory recognition.

For your bibliography: Falcón et. al. (2014): “Frequency assignment method for improving musical perception in patients with cochlear implants”. FIAPAS Journal, July-September 2014, No. 150, FIAPAS Supplement.

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