Lateralization of interaural timing differences with multi-electrode stimulation in bilateral cochlear-implant users

Alan Kan*, Heath G. Jones, Ruth Y. Litovsky

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Abstract

Bilateral cochlear implant (BiCI) users have shown variability in interaural time difference (ITD) sensitivity at different places along the cochlea. This paper investigates perception of multi-electrode binaural stimulation to determine if auditory object formation (AOF) and lateralization are affected by variability in ITD sensitivity when a complex sound is encoded with multi-channel processing. AOF and ITD lateralization were compared between single- and multi-electrode configurations. Most (7/8) BiCI users perceived a single auditory object with multi-electrode stimulation, and the range of lateralization was comparable to single-electrode stimulation, suggesting that variability in single-electrode ITD sensitivity does not compromise AOF with multi-electrode stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL392-EL398
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume140
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

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