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Enhancing the Perception of Speech Indexical Properties of Cochlear Implants through Sensory Substitution

Abstract Through decades of clinical progress, cochlear implants have brought the world of speech and language to thousands of profoundly deaf patients. However, the technology has many possible areas for improvement, including providing information of non-linguistic cues, also called indexical properties of speech. The field of sensory substitution, providing information relating one sense to another, offers a potential avenue to further assist those with cochlear implants, in addition to the promise they hold for those without existing aids. A user study with a vibrotactile device is evaluated to exhibit the effectiveness of this approach in an auditory gender discrimination task. Additionally, preliminary computational work is included that demon... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Butts, Austin McRae (Author) / Helms Tillery, Stephen (Advisor) / Berisha, Visar (Committee member) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / McDaniel, Troy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Bioengineering 2015
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