Thousands of people born deaf are now able to hear because of cochlear implants. They’re good, but they’re not perfect. Recipients of these implants are still unable to hear beyond a certain range of frequencies, which impairs their ability to enjoy music. Melody, for instance, can be lost on them.
There are two options: (1) continue to work on implant technology; and (2) compose music using notes that implant patients CAN hear. The Daily Mail has the story of Kyteman, a Dutch composer who figured out a way to write a song that Vera van Dijk can hear. Check out the video.