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30 March 2000 Decoding of neural firing to improve cochlear implants
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In the last decades biologists have gained much knowledge about neural firing in the auditory system. It is a challenging problem to use this knowledge for the improvement of hearing aids and cochlear implants. This study first present the model of a human cochlea, which transforms acoustic signals into auditory nerve impulses. Then a method is proposed, which reconstructs the nerve impulses into acoustic signals. This method will then be used on the impulse-output of a widely used cochlear implant, in order to get an impression of what patients actually perceive with such a device. Suggestions for the improvement of coding strategies will be made, based on the findings of this study.
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Ulrich Moissl and Uwe Meyer-Baese "Decoding of neural firing to improve cochlear implants", Proc. SPIE 4055, Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence III, (30 March 2000);

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