Mary Grasmeder, PhD student and Clinical Scientist at USAIS has been working on a project is looking at the allocation of different sounds to different electrodes and how this affects pitch perception for cochlear implant users. Results to date have shown that some cochlear implant users perform better on speech and music perception tests with a reduced frequency range map. Work is continuing to find a way to predict the optimal arrangement for individual cochlear implant users.
Mary has now reached the end of a six-year tuning project and published her results below.
For further information please contact M.L.Grasmeder@Southampton.ac.uk