Evaluation of a new Spectral Peak coding strategy for the Nucleus 22 channel cochlear implant system
AuthorSkinner, Margaret W.; Clark, Graeme M.; Whitford, Lesley A.; Seligman, Peter M.; Staller, Steven J.; Shipp, David B.; Shallop, Jon K.; Everingham, Colleen; Menapace, Christine M.; Arndt, Patti L.; ...
Source TitleAmerican Journal of Otology
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsSkinner, M. W., Clark, G. M., Whitford, L. A., Seligman, P. M., Staller, S. J., Shipp, D. B., et al. (1994). Evaluation of a new Spectral Peak coding strategy for the Nucleus 22 channel cochlear implant system. American Journal of Otology, November, 15(suppl.2), 15-27.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in American Journal of Otology 1994. This version is reproduced with permission of Lippincott Wilkins & Williams.
Sixty-three postlinguistically deaf adults from four English-speaking countries participated in a 17-week field study of performance with a new speech coding strategy, Spectral Peak (SPEAK), and the most widely used strategy, Multipeak (MPEAK), both of which are implemented on wearable speech processors of the Nucleus 22 Channel Cochlear Implant System; MPEAK is a feature-extraction strategy, whereas SPEAK is a filterbank strategy. Subjects' performance was evaluated with an experimental design in which use of each strategy was reversed and replicated (ABAB). Average scores for speech tests presented sound-only at 70 dB SPL were higher with the SPEAK strategy than with the MPEAK strategy. For tests in quiet, mean scores for medial vowels were 74.8 percent versus 70.1 percent; for medial consonants, 68.6 percent versus 56.6 percent; for monosyllabic words, 33.8 percent versus 24.6 percent; and for sentences, 77.5 percent versus 67.4 percent. For tests in noise, mean scores for Four-Choice Spondees at +10 and +5 dB signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) were 88.5 percent versus 73.6 percent and 80.1 percent versus 62.3 percent, respectively; and for sentences at +15 dB, +10, and +5 dB S/N, 66.5 percent versus 43.4 percent, 61.5 percent versus 37.1 percent, and 60.4 percent versus 31.7 percent, respectively. Subjects showed marked improvement in recognition of sentences in noise with the new SPEAK filterbank strategy. These results agree closely with subjects' responses to a questionnaire on which approximately 80 percent reported they heard best with the SPEAK strategy for everyday listening situations.
KeywordsSpectral Peak; SPEAK; cochlear implant; deafness; Multipeak; MPEAK; speech processing
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