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Music and Hearing Aids: A clinical approach

Given Marshall Chasin’s international reputation in the field of music and hearing aids, this book will come with high expectations. As an often-challenging clinical scenario for practising audiologists, and with no other dedicated books on the market, this text has...

3rd International Symposium on Music & Cochlear Implant Research

It was an honour to attend the third Music and Cochlear Implant (CI) Symposium, hosted by the Cambridge Hearing Group this September. Run as a hybrid in-person and virtual event, the symposium brought together more than 350 people from diverse...

Music training for cochlear implant users

The ability to enjoy music is something that is important to most people and contributes to wellbeing, as well as holding cultural significance. However, the speech signal is generally prioritised for those with cochlear implants (and indeed hearing aids). Improving...

Optimising hearing aid processing for music appreciation

Hearing aid manufacturers’ main focus has, up until recently, been improvement of speech intelligibility. Today’s hearing aid users have much broader demands however and often cite improved music perception as a key outcome or goal. Drs Tish Ramirez and Rebecca...

Free online music training for cochlear implant users: MELUDIA & MED-EL

Hearing implant users, caregivers and hearing experts can now access a free musical online training that was curated with a special focus on CI users.

In conversation: Russell Tyler

Alex Griffiths-Brown talks to a star of classical music about playing with a cochlear implant.

Music and cochlear implants

Introduction The introduction of multichannel cochlear implants (CIs) in the early 1980s provided children and adults with severe and profound hearing losses with greatly improved speech perception skills. In this paper, however, I am going to focus on an area...

Clinical strategies for improving music listening

For audiologists and patients alike, the technical challenges of fitting hearing aids for music are well known. Drs Greasley and Crook introduce their research and top tips for improving satisfaction in this important topic. Hearing aids are often problematic for...

Music and single-sided deafness: challenges and solutions

Music is an integral part of many of our lives, providing entertainment, relaxation and a backing track to our past experiences. In this overview, Gemma Crundwell and David Baguley examine the impact of SSD on the perception of music and...

'If music be the food of love, play on'

Christopher Aldren Consultant Otolaryngologist, Wexham Park Hospital, UK. Chris playing at Cambridge garden party 2003. Chris with wife and sons Tom and Alex in family quartet. Chris leading the Doctors Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall in London. Christopher Aldren, Consultant...

A new hearing health scheme for musicians

Joe Hastings, Health & Welfare Manager for Help Musicians UK, discusses the results of the charity’s 2015 survey of musicians’ hearing and plans for a new scheme which will give all professional musicians in the UK affordable access to specialist...

IEM – no noise is good noise!

Whether you’re an active musician or a music-loving commuter, noise exposure via music is a very real concern. Musician, sound engineer and Puretone Sales Manager, Deke Frickey, looks at where the dangers lie and the best ways to overcome them....