Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Active Listening and Expressive Communication for Children with Hearing Loss Using Getatable Environments for Creativity
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Music Acoustics. (Sound and Music Computing)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4259-484X
Riga Stradiņs University, Latvia.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Music Acoustics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3086-0322
2012 (English)In: Journal of New Music Research, ISSN 0929-8215, E-ISSN 1744-5027, Vol. 41, no 4, 365-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes a system for accommodating active listening for persons with hearing aids or cochlear implants, with a special focus on children at an early stage of cognitive development and with additional physical disabilities. A system called the Soundscraper is proposed and consists of a software part in Pure data and a hardware part using an Arduino microcontroller with a combination of sensors. For both the software and hardware development it was important to always ensure that the system was flexible enough to cater for the very different conditions that are characteristic of the intended user group.The Soundscraper has been tested with 25 children with good results. An increased attention span was reported, as well as positively surprising reactions from children where the caregivers were unsure whether they could hear at all. The sound synthesis methods, the gesture sensors and the employed parameter mapping were all simple, but they provided a controllable and sufficiently complex sound environment even with limited interaction. A possible future outcome of the application is the adoption of long-time analysis of sound preferences as opposed to traditional audiological investigations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Taylor & Francis, 2012. Vol. 41, no 4, 365-375 p.
Keyword [en]
Cochlear Implant Users, Additional Disabilities, Music Perception, Recognition, Language, Future, Speech, Sound, Needs, Pitch
National Category
Computer Science Media and Communication Technology Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109389DOI: 10.1080/09298215.2012.739626ISI: 000312443400007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871128750OAI: diva2:581720

QC 20150623. QC 20160116

Available from: 2013-01-02 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansen, Kjetil FalkenbergBresin, Roberto
By organisation
Media Technology and Interaction Design, MIDMusic Acoustics
In the same journal
Journal of New Music Research
Computer ScienceMedia and Communication TechnologyHuman Computer Interaction

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 96 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link