Cochlear Implant Laboratory
The long-term goal of my research is to better understand the neural mechanisms of hearing through cochlear implants and hearing aids and transfer this basic science to engineering applications that can potentially improve the quality of life for individuals with hearing loss. Today, there is increasing awareness of the importance of neural processes involved when using hearing prostheses. Signals arriving to the auditory system through either hearing aids or cochlear implants must trigger neural responses in a way that conveys important speech information for successful speech identification by users of hearing devices. Therefore the integrity of the auditory system, both peripheral and central, plays an important role in sound processing, yet little is known about the presumed neural mechanisms involved in such processes. I use a multidisciplinary approach for this long-term research goal including digital signal processing, psychoacoustics, computational modeling, and neurophysiology.
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Department Audiology & Speech Pathology
578 South Stadium Hall, UT
Knoxville, TN 37996-0740
Phone: (865) 974-5019
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