Timothy J. Davis

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that children who are non-traditional cochlear implant candidates, but are not making progress with appropriately fitted hearing aids and intervention, will demonstrate significant benefit from cochlear implantation as defined by improvement in (1) speech perception, (2) auditory skills development, and/or (3) progress on(More)
OBJECTIVE These experiments address concerns that motor vehicles in electric engine mode are so quiet that they pose a risk to pedestrians, especially those with visual impairments. BACKGROUND The "quiet car" issue has focused on hybrid and electric vehicles, although it also applies to internal combustion engine vehicles. Previous research has focused on(More)
BACKGROUND Despite improvements in cochlear implants (CIs), CI recipients continue to experience significant communicative difficulty in background noise. Many potential solutions have been proposed to help increase signal-to-noise ratio in noisy environments, including signal processing and external accessories. To date, however, the effect of microphone(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare speech understanding with bimodal hearing and bilateral cochlear implants (CIs). STUDY DESIGN Within-subjects, repeated-measures. METHODS Speech understanding was assessed in the following conditions: unilateral hearing aid (HA) in the non-implanted ear, unilateral CI, bimodal (CI + HA), and bilateral CI. In addition, three(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to assess the effect of electric and acoustic overlap for speech understanding in typical listening conditions using semidiffuse noise. DESIGN This study used a within-subjects, repeated measures design including 11 experienced adult implant recipients (13 ears) with functional residual hearing in the(More)
The benefit of spatial separation for talkers in a multi-talker environment is well documented. However, few studies have examined the effect of talker motion on speech recognition. In the current study, we evaluated the effects of (1) motion of the target or distracters, (2) a priori information about the target and distracter spatial configurations, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate horizontal plane localization and interaural time difference (ITD) thresholds for 14 adult cochlear implant recipients with hearing preservation in the implanted ear. Localization to broadband noise was assessed in an anechoic chamber with a 33-loudspeaker array extending from -90 to +90°. Three listening(More)
HYPOTHESIS Electrode-to-modiolus distance is correlated with clinically programmed stimulation levels. BACKGROUND Conventional wisdom has long supposed a significant relationship between cochlear implant (CI) stimulation levels and electrode-to-modiolus distance; however, to date, no such formal investigation has been completed. Thus, the purpose of this(More)
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