Auditory training has been shown to improve speech and music perception for cochlear implant users. It is unclear whether nonauditory training might provide similar improvements in auditory perception. In this study, speech and music perception, as well as auditory and visual memory, were assessed in cochlear implant users before and after training with a nonauditory task. With the nonauditory training, there were negligible gains in auditory performance, suggesting that cognitive learning did not drive the positive training outcomes in previous studies. Cochlear implant users may require targeted auditory training to maximize speech understanding.
Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
Pages 99 — 110
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