Louise M Richardson

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This study introduces and evaluates a method for measurement of the longitudinal spread of electrically evoked neural excitation in the cochlea, using the Neural Response Telemetry system (NRT) available with the Nucleus((R)) 24 cochlear implant system. The recently released version of the NRT software (version 3.0) enables presentation of the 'masker' and(More)
Numerical estimations of pitch were obtained from nine postlinguistically deafened adults using the 22-electrode cochlear implant manufactured by Cochlear Pty. Limited. A series of electrodes on the array were stimulated using three modes of stimulation: Bipolar (BP), common ground (CG), and monopolar (MONO). In BP stimulation, an electric current was(More)
A new paradigm for processing sound signals for multiple-electrode cochlear implants is introduced, and results are presented from an initial psychophysical evaluation of its effect on the perceived loudness of complex sounds. A real-time processing scheme based on this paradigm, called SpeL, has been developed primarily to improve control of loudness for(More)
Prosodic information is conveyed to normally-hearing listeners by variations in acoustic fundamental frequency, amplitude envelope, and duration of speech segments. This study measured cochlear implant patients' sensitivity to these parameters in electrically coded speech. The psychophysical discrimination of electric parameters used to code prosodic(More)
The feasibility of using the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP), measured with the NRT system (Neural Response Telemetry) and the NRT software (version 2.04), to quantify the longitudinal spread of neural excitation was examined in four subjects fitted with the Nucleus C124M cochlear implant. The ECAP and psychophysical forward-masking(More)
Cochlear implants provide an auditory signal with which profoundly deaf users may monitor their own speech production. The vowel production of two adults and three children who used the Nucleus multiple-electrode cochlear implant was examined to assess the effect of altered auditory feedback. Productions of words were recorded under conditions where the(More)
Elastase-induced changes in flow were used to quantify the degradation of lung interstitial elastin. Degassed rabbit lungs were inflated with silicon rubber via airways and vessels. The lungs were cut into 1-cm-thick sections. Two chambers were bonded to each section to enclose the interstitium surrounding an arterial segment. Flow of albumin solution (0-5(More)
In a study of 49 consecutive patients for whom a test for platelet antibodies had been ordered, tests were performed for both cell-bound and serum platelet antibodies. In cases of autoimmune thrombocytopenia (ITP), the test result for cell-bound antibody was more likely to be positive than was the test result for serum antibody. In three patients with ITP(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether detection thresholds for amplitude modulated signals on a single electrode were influenced by a masking modulation on a second electrode in cochlear implant users. Data were collected from four post-linguistically deafened subjects using the Cochlear Limited prosthesis. Investigated were the effects of the(More)
Hyperphagia is a reported side effect of anxiolytic benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide (CDP). Prior research has focused primarily on the ingestive responses to sweet or solid foods. We examined CDP effects on licking for normally accepted and avoided taste solutions across a range of concentrations. The effect of CDP (10 mg/kg) versus saline on the(More)
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