• 2020 (Vol.34)

Perception of speech intonation in russian cochlear implant users

© 2016 I. V. Koroleva, E. A. Ogorodnikova, S. V. Levin, S. P. Pak

Sankt-Petersburg’s Institute of ENT and Speech, 190013 St. Petersburg, ul. Bronnizkaya, 9
Herzen State Pedagogical University, 191186 St. Petersburg, nab. Moiki, 48
Pavlov Institute of Physiology Russian Academy of Sciences, 199034 St. Petersburg, nab. Makarova, 6

Received 07 Jun 2016

The aim of study was to investigate the ability of Russian-speaking users of modern models of cochlear implants (CI) to perceive the speech intonation. The subjects were 19 post-lingual patients with CI (mean age 38 years) and different duration of deafness. All patients used the OPUS2 CI (MED-EL) with the FS4 coding strategy for 3–6 months. Test stimuli were 20 sentences with the intonation of the question and statement, uttered by 4 speakers (the fundamental frequency of voice 100–260 Hz). The results showed that modern CI extending the capabilities of auditory perception of speech intonation in comparison with the previous model Tempo+. This de nes a fairly high level of correct recognition of intonation (average 73%), as well as the conditions for spontaneous learning to perceive the prosodic information. Patients with long period of deafness and with hearing losses after meningoencephalitis or craniocerebral trauma had need targeted training in this ability. The system of features of acoustical stimuli for auditory training to develop the ability to perceive prosodic speech information and music in CI users are suggested.

Key words: cochlear implants, speech intonation, perception of Russian phrase intonation, training of auditory perception in intonation

Cite: Koroleva I. V., Ogorodnikova E. A., Levin S. V., Pak S. P. Vospriyatie rechevoi intonatsii patsientami s kokhlearnymi implantami [Perception of speech intonation in russian cochlear implant users]. Sensornye sistemy [Sensory systems]. 2016. V. 30(4). P. 326-332 (in Russian).

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