Tone/Pitch Discrimination

Tone/Pitch Discrimination

The Importance of Pitch Discrimination in Cochlear Implant Users

Wang et al (2011) evaluated 19 adult cochlear implant (CI) users and 10 normal hearing listeners with regard to their perception of tone/pitch. CI users demonstrated a mean threshold for pitch discrimination of 5.5 semitones (with a range from 0.8 semitones to 19.6 semitones). People with normal hearing demonstrated average thresholds of 0.4 semitones.

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