An extension of the Multipeak speech processing strategy for the MSP/MINI 22 cochlear implant system
AuthorJones, P. A.; McDermott, H. J.; Sellgman, P. M.; Millar, J. B.
Source TitleProceedings of the 4th Australian International Conference on Speech Science Technology
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsJones, P. A., McDermott, H. J., Sellgman, P. M., & Millar, J. B. (1992). An extension of the Multipeak speech processing strategy for the MSP/MINI 22 cochlear implant system. In Proceedings of the 4th Australian International Conference on Speech Science Technology, Brisbane.
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The speech perception of three post-linguistically deaf adults using the Nucleus MSP/Mini System 22 cochlear implant system programmed with a new speech processing strategy, MPEAK+AO. was evaluated. The MPEAK+AO strategy retains all the information of the standard Multipeak speech processing strategy and additionally presents acoustic components below 400Hz to the most-apical electrode. This extra spectral Information may help implantees understand speech, particularly in noise. Since the estimated fundamental frequency is presented as the rate of stimulation at a fixed intracochlear site and is thereby potentially perceived more easily. and the amplitude of the stimulation on the apical electrode, associated with the voice fundamental, Is directly determined from the estimated energy in the relevant spectral region. these coding factors may provide a better representation ot the prosodic information in speech and a more complete auditory feedback signal. The comparison between Multipeak and MPEAK+AO included tests of vowel, consonant and CNC word recognition. Speech materials were presented with both a male and female speaker. Sentence material. presented with background masking noise (four-speaker babble) was also used. The results showed that the new strategy significantly improved the ability of these MSP users to recognise words in open-set sentences in noisy conditions.
Keywordsotology; cochlear implant; speech processor; Multipeak; speech perception
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