Office of Undergraduate Research

Perception Of Spectral Transition In Hearing Aids Users And Cochlear Implant Listeners.

We will examine the relationship between dynamic spectral features and the identification of English syllables by normal-hearing subjects and hearing-impaired listeners. We will conduct perceptual experiments on syllable recognition by normal-hearing subjects, hearing aids users and cochlear implant listeners to identify the perceptually important points in temporal domain in terms of spectral transition. The objective of this project is to explore scientific findings about hearing-impaired listeners detection of spectral transition and how it is related to their speech recognition, followed by the development of algorithms applying the established mechanisms to improve speech perception by hearing-impaired listeners.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Under my supervision, the student is expected to: " Research journal articles on speech perception, hearing aids and cochlear implants. " Conduct experiments to identify the relationship between the syllable identification and spectral-transition detection by normal-hearing subjects, hearing aids users and cochlear implants listeners as well. " Develop algorithms based on the scientific findings to improve speech perception by hearing aids users and cochlear implant patients.