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The project aims at investigating the methods for sound stimulation that are being used to help hearing impaired and deaf persons at an early stage of intellectual development. Further, new methods for allowing these individuals to explore the sound modality will be developed and tested. We will have a close cooperation with Åsbacka, a school for hearing impaired children.

Group: Sound and Music Computing

Håkan Bergkvist (Project leader)
Christina Dravins
Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

Funding: SPM

Duration: 2008-03-01 - 2009-12-01

Keywords: music therapy, cochlear implants, CI, hearing aid

Related publications:


Hansen, K. F., Dravins, C., & Bresin, R. (2012). Active listening and expressive communication for children with hearing loss using getatable environments for creativity. Journal of New Music Research, 41(4), 365-375. [abstract] [link]


Hansen, K. F., Dravins, C., & Bresin, R. (2011). Ljudskrapan/The Soundscraper: Sound exploration for children with complex needs, accommodating hearing aids and cochlear implants. In Zanolla, S., Avanzini, F., Canazza, S., & de Götzen, A. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (pp. 70-76). Padova, Italy: Padova University Press. [abstract] [pdf]


Dravins, C., van Besouw, R., Hansen, K. F., & Kuske, S. (2010). Exploring and enjoying non-speech sounds through a cochlear implant: the therapy of music. In 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Technologies (pp. 356). Karolinska University Hospital. [abstract] [pdf]

Published by: TMH, Speech, Music and Hearing

Last updated: 2012-11-09