A cochlear implant (CI) is a small electronic device that is surgically implanted in the inner ear and can restore the sense of hearing of a profoundly deaf person by electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. For this a coding scheme based on CI electrical stimulation patterns is designed, implemented and objectively evaluated at the TNT. The global goal is to reduce the data rate of CI Signals which will help to improve future CIs. Student work could encompass classical signal coding areas (e.g. quantizer design and evaluation), phoneme/excitation pattern classification, linear predictor analysis.
Ansprechpartner: Reemt Hinrichs