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Modules

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OPENSET module

PHONE module

SRT module

MCI module

TEST module

 

 

 

 

Sound Express™: MCI Module

 

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. Recent studies have shown that a closed-set melodic contour identification (MCI) task could be used to quantify cochlear implant users’ ability to recognize musical melodies. This advanced module is to provide MIDI-based Melodic Contour Identification Training for CI patients to improve their abilities to recognize musical melodies, thereby improving their music appreciation. For the MCI task, test stimuli were melodic contours composed of 5 notes of equal duration whose frequencies corresponded to musical intervals. The interval between successive notes in each contour was varied between 1 and 5 semitones; the “root note” of the contours was also varied. Nine distinct musical patterns were generated for each interval and root note conditionModule. Here shows the screen shot of the displaying window.

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Temporal and Spectral Patterns for All Instruments:

 

Instruments

 

Temporal and Spectral Patterns with Rising Contours

 

Pure Tones
Piano
piano
Trumpet
Violin
violin
Organ
organ
Clarinet
clarinet
Glockenspiel