Title: Detection of small across-channel timing differences by cochlear implantees
Authors: Carlyon, R P ×
Geurts, Luc
Wouters, Jan #
Issue Date: Apr-2000
Series Title: Hearing research vol:141 issue:1-2 pages:140-54
Abstract: Five post-lingually deafened users of the LAURA cochlear implant were presented with two trains of biphasic pulses applied concurrently to two widely separated channels. They could all discriminate between stimuli where pulses on the two channels were nearly synchronous (inter-channel delay=0.1 ms) and those where there was a longer delay applied to one channel. All showed an asymmetry, being more sensitive when the longer delay was on either the more basal or, depending on the listener, the more apical channel. For four out of the five listeners this asymmetry could be at least partly attributed to one stimulus, with a 0.1-ms delay in either the apical (three listeners) or basal (one listener) channel, sounding markedly different from all other stimuli used in the experiment. Both the overall sensitivity of listeners and the general pattern of results survived the presentation of maskers on intermediate channels, and did not vary markedly with changes in the polarity of the pulses applied to one channel. Although the results varied substantially across listeners, it is concluded that they demonstrate a genuine sensitivity to the relative timing of stimulation applied to discrete populations of auditory nerve fibers.
ISSN: 0378-5955
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster ESAT Elektrotechnische Engineering
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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