Hans Kunov

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A technique for estimating the nonparametric bone conduction transfer function using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) is presented. Individual transfer functions were obtained using DPOAEs recorded from a single ear of five normal-hearing adults. Repeatability of the technique was investigated by performing measurements on at least three(More)
A filterbank-based algorithm for time-varying spectral analysis is proposed. The algorithm, which is an enhanced realization of the conventional spectrogram, consists of hundreds or thousands of highly overlapping wideband filter/detector stages, followed by a peak detector that probes the filter/detector outputs at very short time intervals. Analysis with(More)
This paper addresses the issue of longitudinal stiffness within the cochlea. A one-dimensional model of the cochlear partition is presented in which the resonant sections are coupled by longitudinal elastic elements. These elements functionally represent the aggregate mechanical effect of the connective tissue that spans the length of the organ of Corti.(More)
A major problem with speech recognition interfaces is the detection and correct rejection of words that lie outside of the command vocabulary. Given the limited resources provided to an interface, any method that is used to detect out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words should ideally require minimal computational resources. A new utterance verifier is proposed which(More)
We investigated whether pitch-synchronous neural activity could be recorded in humans, with a natural vowel and a vowel in which the fundamental frequency was suppressed. Small variations of speech periodicity were detected in the evoked responses using a fine structure spectrograph (FSS). A significant response (P < 0.001) was measured in all seven normal(More)
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