What is it about?

Users of a cochlear implant on one side and a hearing aid in the opposite ear are often not satisfied with their combination of devices. We propose a method how a temporal alignment of the two devices can be established. Our intervention had a positive effect on sound locaization in the horizontal plane.

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Why is it important?

A very large proportion of all cochlear implant users wear a hearing aid contralaterally. Therefore, many patients could benefit from the presented method.

Perspectives

With a new generation of audio processors of cochlear implants, the proposed method could be transferred into clinical routine.

Prof. Dr. Stefan SZ Zirn
Hochschule fur Technik Wirtschaft und Medien Offenburg

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This page is a summary of: Reducing the Device Delay Mismatch Can Improve Sound Localization in Bimodal Cochlear Implant/Hearing-Aid Users, Trends in Hearing, January 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2331216519843876.
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