What is it about?
Can prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants learn to sing? The present study showed that they can after rigorous music training.
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Why is it important?
Singing is an integral part of human communication. Numerous studies have shown that pitch-related tasks, such as music perception and vocal singing, in prelingually-deafened children wearing hearing devices are poor. In the present study, a group of 10 prelingually-deafened children with cochlear implants formed a choir and learned to singing together over a period of two years. The study showed, for the first time, that deaf children can singing at high proficiency, through rigorous training.
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This page is a summary of: Singing Proficiency of Members of a Choir Formed by Prelingually Deafened Children With Cochlear Implants, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, May 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2019_jslhr-h-18-0385.
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