Cochlear Implant Speech and Non-Speech Sound Recognition

Cochlear Implant Speech and Non-speech Sound Recognition

The primary purpose of the research is to study how synthesized speech and non-speech percepts (sounds) are recognized in subjects with cochlear implants (CI) who are not getting functional speech recognition using existing speech to CI algorithms. By identifying a partial set of phonemes (units of speech) from this CI feedback, a new language could be developed.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Cognate Speech Synthesizer sound percepts

The cognate speech synthesizer will generate an acoustic output, as well as a visual display of the acoustic signals. The outputs on the monitor and the synthesizer will be recorded.

Evaluation of Speech and Non-speech Percept (Sound) Recognition in Cochlear Implant (CI) Patients Using an Audio Synthesize