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Audiology and Speech Research 2017;13(1): 70-77.
Published online: January 31, 2017.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/asr.2017.13.1.70
음악을 이용한 청능훈련이 인공와우착용 아동에 있어서 어음인지와 작업기억력에 미치는 효과
최위주1,2, 오수희3, 방정화1
1한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
3한림국제대학원대학교 청각언어연구소
Efficacy of Music Training on Speech Recognition and Working Memory in Children Wearing Cochlear Implants
Wi-Ju Choi1,2, Soo Hee Oh3, Junghwa Bahng1
1Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
2Kyungsin Audiology and Speech Institute, Daegu, Korea
3Hallym Hearing and Speech Institute, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Junghwa Bahng ,Tel: +82-70-8680-6933, Fax: +82-2-3451-6618, Email: bahng.jh@gmail.com
Received: January 31, 2017; Revised: January 31, 2017   Accepted: January 31, 2017.  Published online: January 31, 2017.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of 10-week auditory training using music on speech recognition and working memory for children wearing cochlear implants.
A total of seven (mean: 5 years 11 months) children wearing cochlear implants participated. Training sessions were conducted in a group. The training was given for ten sessions, one session per week. In the present study, word recognition score, speech recognition score, speech comprehension, digit and word working memory were evaluated at three times; one at the one-week before training, another at the right before 1st session training and the last one at the end of the 10th training session. The music training program was composed of the memory of rhythm, melody, tempo, song lyrics and playing musical instruments.
Results showed that speech recognition was significantly improved, but the working memory was not significantly changed after 10-week music training. Individual variables were revealed.
Music training seemed to be effective to improve speech recognition for cochlear implant users. However, generalization and retention of training effect were not evaluated. More clinical studies are needed to prove the efficacy of music auditory training.
Key Words: Music training, Cochlear implants, Speech perception, Working memory.
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