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Cochlear Implant Sound Processing Based on an Auditory Model

Date and time

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 15:00 - 17:00


Law Link Theatre


The Bionic Ear (cochlear implant) uses electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve to restore hearing to deaf people. However, noisy listening conditions have a detrimental effect on speech understanding for implant users that is far worse than for normal hearing listeners. This seminar will introduce the cochlear implant and discuss the historical development of speech processing strategies. A new strategy, STAR, will be described that is based on an auditory model of the cochlea and auditory nerve interactions. The development of the strategy in a portable sound processor and pilot study results with cochlear implant users will be presented.

Seminar series

Linguistics, Languages and Cultures


David Grayden

Speaker's affiliation

University of Melbourne

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