QPR 11: Eleventh Quarterly Progress Report for NIH Project N01-DC-2-1002 (October 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004) -- Speech Processors for Auditory Prostheses
The main objective of this project is to design, develop, and evaluate speech processors for implantable auditory prostheses. Ideally, such processors will represent the information content of speech in a way that it can be perceived and utilized by implant patients. An additional objective is to record responses of the auditory nerve to a variety of electrical stimuli in studies with patients. Results from such recordings can provide important information on the physiological function of the nerve, on an electrode-by-electrode basis, and can be used to evaluate the ability of speech processing strategies to produce desired spatial or temporal patterns of neural activity.