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IDH Seminar: Dr Berhard Seeber


At a Glance
Date: 29 February 2012
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Location: Auditorium, Digital Laboratory
Open To: Staff, students, alumni and general public
Cost: Free
Summary:

Dr Bernhard Seeber presents this IDH Seminar on 'Assessing and improving hearing with cochlear implants in noisy spaces'.


Dr Bernhard Seeber presents this IDH Seminar on 'Assessing and improving hearing with cochlear implants in noisy spaces'.

Abstract

Cochlear implants (CIs) can restore speech understanding in quiet but most implant users complain that noise and reverberation make speech understanding difficult or even impossible. In normal hearing, several mechanisms contribute to our ability to hear out one source in a potpourri of sources. This so called auditory scene analysis uses monaural and binaural cues which are often degraded in electric hearing. I will review our research on auditory scene analysis by CI users with a particular focus on the effect of reverberation on binaural hearing. The results of our studies suggest ways to improve the coding of binaural cues in implants which will be discussed.

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