Berg K, Noble J, Dawant B, Dwyer R, Labadie R, Richards V, Gifford R. Musical Sound Quality as a Function of the Number of Channels in Modern Cochlear Implant Recipients. Frontiers in neuroscience. 13(13). 999 p. PMID: 31607846 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6769043
This study examined musical sound quality (SQ) in adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients. The study goals were to determine: the number of channels needed for high levels of musical SQ overall and by musical genre; the impact of device and patient factors on musical SQ ratings; and the relationship between musical SQ, speech recognition, and speech SQ to relate these findings to measures frequently used in clinical protocols.