Behavior and EEG measurements-based bilateral cochlear implants fitting methods

Behavior and EEG measurements-based bilateral cochlear implants fitting methods

Behavior and EEG measurements-based bilateral cochlear implants fitting methods

  • Language: Thesis wirtten in English, but preferably German speaker who is willing to communicate with cochlear implant (CI) users in German
  • Suitable as Master thesis
  • Requirements: It will be better if you have some experience with MATLAB programming, at least know how to operate Matlab codes.
  • Supervisor: Hongmei Hu

Project: Bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) have shown benefit having two processors, such as better speech understanding in noise and better sound localization abilities. However, there is large variability across bilateral CI users and their performance is still worse than normal heating listeners. One potential method for improving bilateral CI user’s spatial hearing is to apply more delicate bilateral CI fitting strategies. In this project, several methods have been used in the literature will be tested in a groups of bilateral CI users, such as behavior left/right discrimination test, computed tomography (CT) scans, and electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements. In the last method, electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (eABRs) and their derived binaural interaction components (BICs) as described in Hu and Dietz (Trends in Hearing, vol. 19, December 1, 2015) will be measured. If you have any questions or are interested in this project, feel free to write or .

(Changed: 20 Apr 2022)