The effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical hearing impairment on the music quality perception
Cai, Yuexin Y
Chen, Yuebo Y
Liang, Maojin M
Chen, Ling L
Yang, Haidi H
Xiong, Hao H
MetadataDangos cofnod eitem llawn
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of symmetrical, asymmetrical and unilateral hearing impairment on music quality perception. Six validated music pieces in the categories of classical music, folk music and pop music were used to assess music quality in terms of its ‘pleasantness’, ‘naturalness’, ‘fullness’, ‘roughness’ and ‘sharpness’. 58 participants with sensorineural hearing loss [20 with unilateral hearing loss (UHL), 20 with bilateral symmetrical hearing loss (BSHL) and 18 with bilateral asymmetrical hearing loss (BAHL)] and 29 normal hearing (NH) subjects participated in the present study. Hearing impaired (HI) participants had greater difficulty in overall music quality perception than NH participants. Participants with BSHL rated music pleasantness and naturalness to be higher than participants with BAHL. Moreover, the hearing thresholds of the better ears from BSHL and BAHL participants as well as the hearing thresholds of the worse ears from BSHL participants were negatively correlated to the pleasantness and naturalness perception. HI participants rated the familiar music pieces higher than unfamiliar music pieces in the three music categories. Music quality perception in participants with hearing impairment appeared to be affected by symmetry of hearing loss, degree of hearing loss and music familiarity when they were assessed using the music quality rating test (MQRT). This indicates that binaural symmetrical hearing is important to achieve a high level of music quality perception in HI listeners. This emphasizes the importance of provision of bilateral hearing assistive devices for people with asymmetrical hearing impairment.
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;
Cai, Y., Zhao, F., Chen, Y., Liang, M., Chen, L., Yang, H., Xiong, H., Zhang, X. and Zheng, Y. (2015) 'The effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical hearing impairment on music quality perception', European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 273 (9), pp.2451–2459
Dynodwr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOI)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-015-3838-8
This article was published in European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology on 26 November 2015 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-015-3838-8
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
Yn dangos eitemau sy’n perthyn drwy deitl, awdur, pwnc a chrynodeb.
Auditory spatial discrimination and the mismatch negativity response in hearing-impaired individuals Cai, Yuexin; Zheng, Yiqing; Liang, Maojin; Zhao, Fei; Yu, Guangzheng; Liu, Yu; Chen, Yeubo; Chen, Guisheng (Public Library of Science, 2015)The aims of the present study were to investigate the ability of hearing-impaired (HI) individuals with different binaural hearing conditions to discriminate spatial auditory-sources at the midline and lateral positions, ...
Hewage, Chaminda; Martini, Maria G.; Smith, Ralph; Jourdan, Iain; Rockall, Timothy; Appuhami, Harsha D. (IEEE, 2014)3D medical video was forecasted to be one of the groundbreaking 3D video applications. These range from tele-consultation to 3D robotics surgery. Enabling 3D video in e-health applications results in the provision of more ...
McDonald, Helen (2018-05-01)The ability to perform serial recall tasks is impaired when irrelevant speech or sound is present is known as the Irrelevant Sound Effect (ISE). There is much evidence to show that a variety of sounds can cause ISE including; ...