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Music Learning for Hearing Impaired and Deaf Children: Capabilities and Effects
by Gilles Comeau, PhD Amineh Koravand, PhD Ryan Rourke, MD
The uOttawa Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from uOttawa Audiology and the ENT and Otolaryngology clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), has been running a research program to investigate the abilities of cochlear implant (CI) recipients in learning and performing music, and the effects of music learning on their hearing system and well-being.
Reverse Alarms on Vehicles: Which One is Better?
by Christian Giguère, PhD Chantal Laroche, PhD Véronique Vaillancourt, MHSc Hugues Nélisse, PhD
Reverse (or back up) alarms are mandatory on most heavy vehicles. Such alarms must be well designed and properly installed to be effective (clearly audible and elicit sufficient reaction from workers or pedestrians near reversing vehicles), without being excessively loud to the point of creating noise annoyance in the community.