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The University of Southampton
The Music Focus Group

For teenage CI users

Music listening tips and resources for teenage cochlear implant users



Music-focused website for cochlear implant users, sponsored by Med-El

The Listening Room (Advanced Bionics) - for infants, kids, teens and adults

Musical Atmospheres (Advanced Bionics) - aimed at teens and adults

HOPE (Re)Habilitation Resources (Cochlear)

Med-El music listening resources

Play a song and read the lyrics for free - find the lyrics here and type the song title or artist into Grooveshark play a song

Use the Virtual Keyboard to test your pitch discrimination and instrument identification abilities

Use this Online Drum Machine to adapt and create your own drum rhythms

Explore voice pitch control using Sing & See - free 30 day trial available from

Visit the website of the Music and the Deaf charity for information about their projects, events and resources

Visit the attitude is everything website for information on access to live music


What does music sound like through a cochlear implant?

Music will sound different for each person with a cochlear implant because each ear is different and the extent to which it has been affected by the disease process which caused the deafness varies from one person to another. However, cochlear implant processing is similar for patients using the same device. It is possible to simulate the effect of the processing of the implant and there are some examples of cochlear implant simulations available from thelisteningtree website. You may notice that the more times you listen to the simulation, the better it will sound.


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