Short-term musical training and pyschoacoustical abilities

  • Chandni Jain | Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore, India.
  • Hijas Mohamed Hero Electronic-Siemens Best Sound Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Ajith Kumar U. Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore, India.


The aim of the study was to assess the effect of short-term perceptual training of music on some psycho-acoustical measures. The study was carried out in three phases. In first the phase pre-training evaluation was done which included raga identification and various psycho acoustical tests. Psycho-acoustical tests included measurement of differential limen of frequency and intensity, duration discrimination, gap detection, modulation detection, backward masking and duration pattern test. In the second phase, auditory perceptual training was given for raga identification and in the third phase post- training evaluation was done though same tests as mentioned in pre-training phase. A total of 10 normal hearing adults (7 males, 3 females) in the age range of 18-25 years participated in the study. The results revealed that all the subjects performed significantly better on raga identification after training. However; there was no significant difference in psycho-acoustical measures in pre and post-training.


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Jain, C., Mohamed, H., & Kumar U., A. (2014). Short-term musical training and pyschoacoustical abilities. Audiology Research, 4(1).