Andrea Nobbe

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Pulse rate difference limen (PRDL) and amplitude modulation difference limen (AMDL) were assessed as a function of base rate and cochlear electrode location in seven (three for AMDL) subjects implanted with the MED-EL COMBI 40+ implant. The MED-EL COMBI 40+ electrode array allows deep insertion of the electrode up to the apex of the cochlea to minimize the(More)
An Auditory Ambiguity Test (AAT) was taken twice by nonmusicians, musical amateurs, and professional musicians. The AAT comprised different tone pairs, presented in both within-pair orders, in which overtone spectra rising in pitch were associated with missing fundamental frequencies (F0) falling in pitch, and vice versa. The F0 interval ranged from 2 to 9(More)
The cochlear frequency-place function in normal hearing ears has been found to be an exponential relationship in a wide variety of species [D.D. Greenwood, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 87 (1990) 2592-2605]. Although it seems reasonable to assume a similar function for electrical stimulation by means of an intra-cochlear electrode array, the exact frequency-place(More)
CONCLUSION Amplitude weighting using the bell-shaped filter design within the OPUS speech processors allows the creation of pitches intermediate to those of two adjacent electrodes. This mechanism can be used for both sequential and simultaneous stimulation. OBJECTIVES This paper describes frequency discrimination experiments which are based on amplitude(More)
In cochlear implants, the signal is filtered into different frequency bands and transmitted to electrodes along the cochlea. In this study the frequency-place function for electric hearing was investigated as a means to possibly improve speech coding by delivering information to the appropriate cochlear place. Fourteen subjects with functional hearing in(More)
This study describes the masking asymmetry between noise and iterated rippled noise (IRN) as a function of spectral region and the IRN delay. Masking asymmetry refers to the fact that noise masks IRN much more effectively than IRN masks noise, even when the stimuli occupy the same spectral region. Detection thresholds for IRN masked by noise and for noise(More)
The auditory system encodes the timing of peaks in basilar-membrane motion with exquisite precision, and perceptual models of binaural processing indicate that the limit of temporal resolution in humans is as little as 10-20 microseconds. In these binaural studies, pairs of continuous sounds with microsecond differences are presented simultaneously, one(More)
The current study investigates buildup and breakdown of echo suppression for stimuli presented over headphones. The stimuli consisted of pairs of 120-micros clicks. The leading click (lead) and the lagging click (lag) in each pair were lateralized on opposite sides of the midline by means of interaural level differences (ILDs) of +/-10 dB or interaural time(More)
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