The conference on implantable auditory prostheses (CIAP) was held in Lake Tahoe, California in July 2015. The APG contributed with 4 posters which are listed below:
1) Loudness and Pitch Perception with Dynamicall Compensated Virtual Channels. This work is a collaboration with David Landsberger (NYU) and Advanced Bionics (Leonid Litvak and co-workers)
2) Spectral Contrast Enhancement Improves Speech Intelligibility in Noise (Thilo Rode, Andreas Büchner and Waldo Nogueira)
3) The TPACE strategy, Eugen Kludt, (Waldo Nogueira and Andreas Büchner)
4) An Individualized Model of Speech Intelligibility for Cochlear Implants: This work is a collaborative project with Tim Jürgens from the University of Oldenburg.
I had a talk at the International Symposium in Heairng (ISH) 2015:
"Optimization of a Spectral Contrast Enhancement Algorithm for Cochlear Implants based on a Vowel Identification Model". The draft version of the conference proceedings can be obtained here.
The APG contriubted to the 12th European Symposium Pediatric Cochlear Implants (ESPCI) held from June 18 to 21, 2015 in Tolouse France with a presentation on "Creation and Analysis of New Music Compositions for Cochlear Implant Users" by Waldo Nogueira.
We presented a paper entitled: "Individualizing a monaural beamformer for cochlear implant users". This paper presents a new method to assess the distortion that can produce a beamformer in a reverberant environment. This method has been evaluated in cochlear implant users. We also try to see if there is an optimal balance between distortion and amount of noise reduction produced by a beamformer in terms of speech intelligibility. This paper can be downloaded from IEEE explorer.
We contributed with 2 presentations and 1 poster to the Deutsche Geselschaft für Audiologie (DGA) conference in Bochum.