A novel speech-processing strategy incorporating tonal information for cochlear implants

  title={A novel speech-processing strategy incorporating tonal information for cochlear implants},
  author={Ning Lan and Kaibao Nie and Shangkai Gao and Fan-Gang Zeng},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
Good performance in cochlear implant users depends in large part on the ability of a speech processor to effectively decompose speech signals into multiple channels of narrow-band electrical pulses for stimulation of the auditory nerve. Speech processors that extract only envelopes of the narrow-band signals (e.g., the continuous interleaved sampling (CIS) processor) may not provide sufficient information to encode the tonal cues in languages such as Chinese. To improve the performance in… CONTINUE READING
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