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- 2018 Glossary of terms for music listening with hearing aids (an online document, coming soon)
- 2018 Stakeholder report (coming soon)
- 2018 Leaflet for audiologists: Starting out with a music program – Quickstart clinic guide (draft)
- 2o17 Leaflet for hearing aid users: Music listening with hearing aids (draft)
- 2017 Event: Hearing Aids For Music Conference
- 2016 Poster: Complexities of listening to music with hearing aids
- 2015 Poster: Initial findings from a clinic questionnaire
Books on music and hearing aids
- Marshall Chasin (2010) “Hear the Music” (pdf) – Hearing loss prevention advice for musicians
- Making Music with a Hearing Loss: Strategies and Stories – for musicians with hearing loss, their audiologists and music teachers
Websites and blogs
- our own project blog: Hearing Aids for Music blog
- An open letter to hard of hearing musicians by Marshall Chasin, and
A musician’s wish list for his hearing aids by Rick Ledbetter
- Five differences between speech and music for hearing aids – Post by Marshall Chasin on Audiology Online, 2 Sep 2003
- How can you listen to music when you can’t really hear? – Post by Samantha Michaels on Mother Jones, 12 March 2016
- Finding a Community of Musicians with Hearing Loss – An Interview with Pianist Jennifer Castellano by Joanna M. Eng on Grand Piano Passion, 3 April 2017
- The Musical Audio Frequency Spectrum – interactive guide to the frequency ranges of different instruments from the Independent Recording Network
Hearing aids and hearing protection
- NHS advice on getting your hearing tested
- Demo of noise-induced hearing loss
- Demo of different levels of hearing loss with musical examples
- Action on Hearing Loss – leaflet (to download) on Life with hearing aids
- The Ear Foundation – If you have a hearing aid and aren’t using it
- Health and Safety Executive Myth-buster – Noise in music and entertainment sectors
- Sound Advice – noise at work in music and entertainment
- H.E.A.R. – Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
- Deaf Rave – Organised By Deaf People For Deaf People
- Reading Festival 2017 BBC Newsbeat tweet – Eminem’s Lose Yourself
- Reading Festival interpretation highlights – Facebook video montage by Mark Mayer
- YouTube video – Research at Columbia Medicine about their work in engineering music to sound better with cochlear implants
Apps and Applications
From the manufacturers
- Advanced Bionics – Music Solution
- Cochlear – Music Program
- GN ReSound – Music devices
- Oticon – Wireless listening
- Phonak – Music listening
- Starkey – Muse hearing aids
- Adapt Sound – Use Samsung’s hidden hearing test to get drastically better sound quality from your Galaxy phone.
- AUD1 – A mobile app designed to intelligently modulate the loudness of the sonic environment for the hearing-impaired user.
- BioAid – The Biologically Inspired Hearing Aid. The app turns your iOS device into a hearing aid by processing sound from the microphone, then delivering the processed sound over headphones in real time.
- Petralex – lets your iPhone or iPad turn any headset into a Hearing Aid.
- Play It Down – put your hearing to the test with three fun features (dial up your age to hear how your music sounds to someone older than you; see who can detect the highest frequencies; measure the volume of everything).
- TV Louder – use this app with headphones to make the TV sound louder without turning the TV volume way up.
- More from Music – An Interactive Music Awareness Programme developed with adult cochlear implant (CI) users from the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service and members of the UK National Cochlear Implant Users Association.
- Musiclarity – An interactive music rehabilitation application dedicated to improving the experience of listening to music for hearing aid users. Developed by Reactify, partners of the 3D Tune-In project (3D-games for TUNing and lEarnINg about hearing aids).
Software development toolkits
- www.3d-tune-in.eu/toolkit-developers – A standard C++ library for audio spatialisation and simulation of hearing loss and hearing aids.
- www.openMHA.org – open Master Hearing Aid (openMHA) – an open community software platform for hearing aid research.
- We have also created a separate page listing some further organisations relevant to the topics of music listening and hearing impairment.
Please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas you would like to share!