Journal article

Perceptual dissimilarities among acoustic stimuli and ipsilateral electric stimuli

Hugh J McDermott, Catherine M Sucher

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2006

Abstract

Five users of cochlear implants who had residual acoustic hearing in the implanted ear postoperatively participated in a study comparing the percepts elicited by acoustic and electric stimuli. The stimuli comprised pulse trains delivered to single electrodes and pure tones presented ipsilaterally. In the experiments, 12 equally loud stimuli with differing frequencies, electrode positions, and pulse rates were generated. Subjects listened to all of the possible pairs of stimuli in each set, and provided a relative dissimilarity rating for the members of each stimulus pair. The data were analyzed using non-metric multi-dimensional scaling techniques. Stimulus spaces were plotted in two dimensi..

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