Hearing Characteristics and Frequency Discrimination Ability in Musicians and Nonmusicians


Akin O., Belgin E.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.5, no.2, pp.195-202, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-202

Abstract

Objective: Difference limen for frequency (DLF) is the smallest detectable change in frequency. The perception ability of this difference changes from person to person depending on the level of musical education. It is mainly mentioned on the studies about DLF that musical education has an improving effect on the perception of frequency discrimination. Thus the aim of this study was to determine the effect of formal music education on the performance of frequency discrimination and hearing sensitivities.