Relative pitch perception in normal-and hearing-impaired listeners

Sara Miay Kim Madsen

This project proposed focuses on the concept of “relative pitch” – the pitch relationships between consecutive or simultaneous sounds. It has been shown that especially non-musicians are poor at pitch interval size discrimination and one study investigates how interval discrimination abilities are affected by tonal context. Another study is concerned with mistuning perception of melodies and explores the role of beating for mistuning perception.   

The project is funded by a grant from the William Demant Foundation and was planned to be carried out at the University of Minnesota but was moved to DTU in November 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The project is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Andrew Oxenham.

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Sara Miay Kim Madsen
Senior Researcher
DTU Health Tech