Dual electric-acoustic speech processor with linguistic assessment tools for deaf individuals with residual low frequency hearing

Start Date: 1/7/2008
End Date: 1/7/2010

Project Budget: 1,2 million euros
EU Reimbursement: 0,9 million euros

The main objectives of the proposed project: (i) to optimise deaf patients’ hearing experience by developing a new hearing device which combines both types of stimulation in the same ear; (ii) to develop a test battery for prosody reception, i.e. the perception of language rhythm and melody; and (iii) to use this new prosody test battery as a quality measure for the current generation of cochlear implants and classical hearing aids, as well as for the newly developed hybrid electric-acoustic prototype.