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80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

20.05. - 24.05.2009, Rostock

The integration of early musical intervention in advance programs for early cochlea-implanted children

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Kerstin Kreibohm - Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Stephanie Rühl - Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Barbara Eßer-Leyding - CIC Wilhelm Hirte, Hannoversche Kinderheilanstalt, Hannover, Germany
  • Mareike Heidemann - Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany
  • Gudrun Schröfel - Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany
  • Thomas Lenarz - Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Anke Lesinski-Schiedat - Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Rostock, 20.-24.05.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09hno014

DOI: 10.3205/09hno014, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09hno0140

Published: July 22, 2009

© 2009 Kreibohm et al.
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Outline

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For children with normal hearing abilities the relevance of musical advancement and early intervention for their language development is already established. Current surveys show special variances of performance of musical education and attract more attention.

Within the general language development of early implanted children the prognoses of the language understanding seems to apply. Children with cochlea implants (CI) need special advance programs for the natural auditory-verbal language development. The influence of early musical intervention to the point of suitable singing for children in the hearing development of children with CI is still unknown.

In a prospective survey, based on the results in the range of the kindergarten for normal hearing children, a concept of instructing the educators in singing with children in the CI-therapy will be realised. In continuing sessions, the therapists and parents will be instructed in using selected songs, intonating tone pitches suitable for children, utilising sound-instruments and including singing in the daily routine at home.

At first there will be monitored how this new therapeutic instrument is capable of being integrated in the impulse-therapy in the CI-centres and how the implementation in the daily routine at home could be realised. The possible change of the speech melody of the children as well as their ability, to integrate the identification of speech melody in language understanding under noisy condition will be explored specifically in a second step of the survey.

(Survey kindly supported by Rotary Club Hannover-Luisenhof, Nr.R.I.57225)


References

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Maiwald AM. Eine Hand für Kinder – Singen im Kindergarten, Diplomarbeit. Hannover; 2006