Better fitting of cochlear implants: modeling loudness for acoustic and electric stimuli.

@article{McDermott2009BetterFO,
  title={Better fitting of cochlear implants: modeling loudness for acoustic and electric stimuli.},
  author={Hugh J. McDermott and Andrea Varsavsky},
  journal={Journal of neural engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={065007}
}
It is becoming more common for cochlear implant (CI) recipients to have some useful acoustic hearing post-operatively. Such CI users may benefit from simultaneous use of an acoustic hearing aid (HA). To provide a satisfactory fitting of both types of devices, it is helpful to make the loudness perceived via each device as similar as possible. In practice, this is usually attempted by adjusting the sensitivity and/or gain of each device during fitting, but it is often not clear whether or how… CONTINUE READING