The effect of short-term musical training on speech perception in noise

  • Chandni Jain | chandni_j_2002@yahoo.co.in 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.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the effect of short-term musical training on speech perception in noise. In the present study speech perception in noise was measured pre- and post- short-term musical training. The musical training involved auditory perceptual training for raga identification of two Carnatic ragas. The training was given for eight sessions. A total of 18 normal hearing adults in the age range of 18-25 years participated in the study wherein group 1 consisted of ten individuals who underwent musical training and group 2 consisted of eight individuals who did not undergo any training. Results revealed that post training, speech perception in noise improved significantly in group 1, whereas group 2 did not show any changes in speech perception scores. Thus, short-term musical training shows an enhancement of speech perception in the presence of noise. However, generalization and long-term maintenance of these benefits needs to be evaluated.

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2015-03-11
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short term music training, speech perception in noise.
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Jain, C., Mohamed, H., & Kumar U., A. (2015). The effect of short-term musical training on speech perception in noise. Audiology Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/audiores.2015.111

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