Frequency discrimination and speech recognition by patients who use the Ineraid and continuous interleaved sampling cochlear-implant signal processors

Michael Dorman, Luther M. Smith, Michael Smith, James L. Parkin

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    28 Scopus citations


    Patients who use the Ineraid cochlear implant were tested in four experiments with materials which assessed frequency discrimination and speech understanding. In each experiment both frequency discrimination and speech recognition varied among patients. Correlations between the two measures were significant and ranged from 0.60 to 0.83. Most generally, frequency discrimination was better in the frequency domain of F1 than in the domain of F2. In experiment 5, both the Ineraid signal processing strategy and a continuous interleaved sampling (CIS) strategy were implemented for a single patient. The CIS strategy improved frequency discrimination in the domain of F2 and improved speech understanding.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1174-1184
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Feb 1 1996


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

    Cite this