“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.
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