A team of researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK has developed a tool to help the profoundly deaf process and enjoy music, the Hippocratic Post reports.
The team developed the computer-based Interactive Music Awareness Programme (IMAP), which helps cochlear implant users to distinguish, recognize and appreciate different musical sounds.
The special software is available via the website www.morefrommusic.org, and the program has been downloaded more than 300 times by cochlear implant users, hearing aid users and professionals who work with them.
People with mild hearing loss can still hear music, but for those with severe to profound hearing loss, it's rather like seeing a beautiful picture pixellated.
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