Mail Online, UK
September 4, 2014
The music for DEAF people: Musician composes song at a specific frequency so cochlear implants can pick up the melody
- Musician Kyteman composed a song for 19-year-old Vera van Dijk
- Ms van Dijk was born deaf and a cochlear implant gives her limited hearing
- Kyteman worked with van Dijk to discover what frequencies she can hear
- He then modified Sam Smith’s Stay With Me to match these frequencies
- The song sounds lower than the original, but is still recognisable to people with full hearing
Could you imagine living without ever hearing music? Concerts and songs are often taken for granted by many people with full hearing, but its an activity deaf people can't enjoy in the same way.
Vodafone recently teamed up with Dutch composer Kyteman to create a song designed specifically to help people who have a limited range of hearing experience a live musical performance.
The concert was then performed to 19-year-old Vera van Dijk who was born deaf, and wears a cochlear implant to boost the sounds she can hear.