We are very pleased to announced that we have been successful in a NHMRC project grant starting in January 2011.
Here is the synopsis of the application.
Music perception is one of the most often-cited problems for people with hearing aids or cochlear implants. Part of the problem is related to the reduced ability to hear different instruments or melodic lines separately. This ability is based on perceptual differences between auditory streams. Psychophysics experiments will be performed to understand the effect of different acoustic parameters on auditory streaming. A innovative approach to restore music appreciation will be tested on people with impaired hearing.
This good news will help us moving forward in our research.