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Decoding of neural firing to improve cochlear implants
Author(s): Ulrich Moissl; Uwe Meyer-Baese
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Paper Abstract

In the last decades biologists have gained much knowledge about neural firing in the auditory system. It is a challenging problem to use this knowledge for the improvement of hearing aids and cochlear implants. This study first present the model of a human cochlea, which transforms acoustic signals into auditory nerve impulses. Then a method is proposed, which reconstructs the nerve impulses into acoustic signals. This method will then be used on the impulse-output of a widely used cochlear implant, in order to get an impression of what patients actually perceive with such a device. Suggestions for the improvement of coding strategies will be made, based on the findings of this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4055, Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence III, (30 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380587
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Moissl, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Uwe Meyer-Baese, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4055:
Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence III
Kevin L. Priddy; Paul E. Keller; David B. Fogel, Editor(s)

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