Hearing aids for music

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Research from the field of music psychology – a sub-discipline of psychology – has revealed a lot about how people engage with music. This includes musical performance by trained musicians but also everyday music listening. The focus, however, has primarily been on people with ‘normal’ hearing. Very little is known about how deafness or hearing impairments affect music listening experiences, especially for hearing aid users. This project represents the first large-scale, systematic investigation of how music listening is affected by hearing aid technology.

Hearing Aids for Music

Further info

  • Project website: musicandhearingaids.org
  • Principal Investigator: Alinka Greasley, School of Music, University of Leeds
  • Dates: June 2017 – September 2018 (part-time)

Related works

  • A. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Hearing Aids for Music: Reflections on a three-year collaboration between University of Leeds and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,” in SEMPRE Conference: Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, Leeds, UK. Oral presentation. 9-10 Nov, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2018sempre,
    author = {Greasley, Alinka and Crook, Harriet and Beeston, Amy V },
    title = {{Hearing Aids for Music: Reflections on a three-year collaboration between University of Leeds and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust}},
    booktitle = {{SEMPRE Conference: Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Leeds, UK. Oral presentation. 9-10 Nov},
    link = {http://music.leeds.ac.uk/events/collaborative-approaches-to-music-and-wellbeing-research/},
    month = nov
    }

  • A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Hearing Aids for Music: Findings and recommendations for hearing aid users, audiologists, manufacturers and researchers,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Final report. 30 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2018stakeholder,
    author = {Greasley, A. E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{Hearing Aids for Music: Findings and recommendations for hearing aid users, audiologists, manufacturers and researchers}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Final report. 30 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Sep
    }

  • H. Crook, A. E. Greasley, and A. V. Beeston, “Music counselling and fitting: A guide for audiologists,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 24 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2018troubleshoot,
    author = {Crook, H. and Greasley, A. E. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{Music counselling and fitting: A guide for audiologists}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 24 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Sep
    }

  • M. Chasin, A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, A. V. Beeston, and B. C. J. Moore, “A glossary of terms for music listening with hearing aids,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Online document for audiologists and hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 4 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Chasin:2018glossary,
    author = {Chasin, M and Greasley, Alinka E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V. and Moore, B. C. J.},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{A glossary of terms for music listening with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Online document for audiologists and hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 4 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/glossary/},
    month = sep
    }

  • A. Greasley, H. Crook, A. V. Beeston, J. Salter, and R. Fulford, “Outcomes of an online survey examining challenges and strategies for music listening with hearing aids,” in 15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 10th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Graz, Austria. Oral Presentation. 23-28 July, 2018, p. 160.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2018icmpc,
    author = {Greasley, Alinka and Crook, Harriet and Beeston, Amy V and Salter, Jackie and Fulford, Robert},
    title = {{Outcomes of an online survey examining challenges and strategies for music listening with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{15th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 10th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)}},
    pages = {160},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Graz, Austria. Oral Presentation. 23-28 July},
    link = {https://www.conftool.pro/icmpc2018/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=11#paperID160},
    month = jul
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, A. Greasley, and H. Crook, “Implicit timbral assessments of recorded and live music with hearing aids,” in Timbre is a Many-Splendored Thing, Montreal, Canada. Extended abstract. 4-7 July, 2018, pp. 174-175.
    [BibTeX] [paper]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2018timbre,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Greasley, Alinka and Crook, Harriet},
    title = {{Implicit timbral assessments of recorded and live music with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{Timbre is a Many-Splendored Thing}},
    pages = {174-175},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Montreal, Canada. Extended abstract. 4-7 July},
    paper = {https://www.mcgill.ca/timbre2018/files/timbre2018/timbre2018_proceedings.pdf#page=174},
    month = jul
    }

  • H. Crook, A. E. Greasley, and A. V. Beeston, “Starting out with a music program: Quickstart clinic guide,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 6 June, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2018quickstart,
    author = {Crook, Harriet and Greasley, Alinka E and Beeston, Amy V},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{Starting out with a music program: Quickstart clinic guide}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 6 June},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Jun
    }

  • A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Listening to music with hearing aids: benefits, challenges and strategies,” in The Listening Experience Database (LED) Project Conference, Milton Keynes, UK. Oral presentation. 6-7 Mar, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2018led,
    author = {Greasley, Alinka E and Crook, Harriet and Beeston, Amy V },
    title = {{Listening to music with hearing aids: benefits, challenges and strategies}},
    booktitle = {{The Listening Experience Database (LED) Project Conference}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Milton Keynes, UK. Oral presentation. 6-7 Mar},
    link = {http://www.listeningexperience.org/},
    month = mar
    }

  • A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Music listening with hearing aids,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 12 Sep, 2017.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2017patient,
    author = {Greasley, A. E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2017},
    title = {{Music listening with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 12 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Sep
    }