The ‘Interactive Music Awareness Program’ (IMAP) for Cochlear Implant Users

Oliver, Benjamin R. and van Besouw, Rachel M. and Nicholls, David R.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

There is some evidence that structured training can benefit cochlear implant (CI) users’ appraisal of music as well as their music perception abilities. There are currently very limited music training resources available for CI users to explore. This demonstration will introduce delegates to the ‘Interactive Music Awareness Program’ (IMAP) for cochlear implant users, which was developed in response to the need for a client-centered, structured, interactive, creative, open-ended, educational and challenging music (re)habilitation resource.