“Higher speech perception scores and increased amount of focused music listening have also been positively associated with melody recognition abilities. (Ear Hear 2005;26:237.)”
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“One group, for example, found that CI users who participated in only a one-week to two-month training program demonstrated significantly improved abilities to recognize semitone distances, identify melodic contours, and recognize familiar melodies compared with baseline performance. (Ear Hear 2007;28:302; Ann N Y Acad Sci 2009; 1169:518.)
Improvements in performance increased as the training period continued in duration. Follow-up testing one month after training revealed that performance was still significantly higher than baseline, suggesting possible long-term benefits of music rehabilitation.”
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