Cochlear implant (CI) users experience several challenges when listening to music. However, their hearing abilities are greatly diverse and their musical experiences may significantly vary from each other. In this research, we investigate this diversity in CI users' musical experience, preferences, and practices. We integrate multisensory feedback into their listening experiences to support the perception of specific musical features and elements. Three installations are implemented, each exploring different sensory modalities assisting or supporting CI users' listening experience. We study these installations throughout semi-structured and exploratory workshops with participants. We report the results of our process-oriented assessment of CI users' experience with music. Because the CI community is a minority participant group in music, musical instrument design frameworks and practices vary from those of hearing cultures. We share guidelines for designing multisensory integration that derived from our studies with individual CI users and specifically aimed to enrich their experiences.
|Title of host publication||SMC/JIM/IFC 2022 - Proceedings of the 19th Sound and Music Computing Conference|
|Editors||Romain Michon, Laurent Pottier, Yann Orlarey|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publisher||Sound and Music Computing Network|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Event||19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022 - Saint-Etienne, France|
Duration: 5 Jun 2022 → 12 Jun 2022
|Conference||19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022|
|Period||05/06/2022 → 12/06/2022|
|Series||Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is supported by NordForsk’s Nordic University Hub, Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network, and the European Art Science and Technology Network.
This work is supported by NordForsk's Nordic University Hub, Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network, and the European Art Science and Technology Network.
Copyright: © 2022 Doga Cavdir et al.