Frankfurt musicians organize the cochlear implant (CI), a cochlear implant workshop for CI patients of the University Clinic, allows children and adults with severe to profound hearing loss to complete deafness to listen and understand language. But with a CI music to experience and enjoy, is still considered a challenge. The clinic for neck, nose and throat medicine at the Hospital of the University of Frankfurt breaks new ground. In cooperation with the Frankfurt Opera and in collaboration with the graduate teacher of Sascha Roder, the clinic currently invited their CI patients to a music workshop. In the sample room of the Opera, three renowned musicians of the in-House Orchestra presented their instruments and answered the questions of the numerous visitors of the workshop.
“Supported the event by cochlear Germany with the initiative ICH want to hear!” as a sponsor. The commitment is part of a long-term project series, devoted to the hearing and the experience of music with cochlear implants. An afternoon long were the violinist Sebastian of German, the clarinettist Diemut Schneider and the pianist Maria Helena Ollikainen 30 workshop participants their instruments before. Each of the three soloists played short, simple structured pieces of music by well-known composers such as Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Richard Strauss. The tonal range of the respective instrument was demonstrated. Workshop participants and musicians exchanged the individual perception of music with the cochlear implant. In addition, there was lively and very informative insights into the world of classical music and instrument play. -That sounds really better than every violin made in modern times a Stradivarius? Why is the Reed into the mouthpiece of the clarinet it so crucial to their sound to? How sound a piano, if erasers are positioned between the embattled strings? Many questions have been made or answered. Finally, the three musicians played together several short pieces. Music has the response of the participants very important within the rehabilitation of CI carriers This novel and highly successful event was extremely positive.