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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSMC/JIM/IFC 2022 - Proceedings of the 19th Sound and Music Computing Conference
EditorsRomain Michon, Laurent Pottier, Yann Orlarey
Number of pages8
PublisherSound and Music Computing Network
Publication date2022
Pages334-341
ISBN (Electronic)9782958412609
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022 - Saint-Etienne, France
Duration: 5 Jun 202212 Jun 2022

Conference

Conference19th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CitySaint-Etienne
Period05/06/202212/06/2022
SeriesProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences

Bibliographical note

Funding 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.

Funding 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.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright: © 2022 Doga Cavdir et al.

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