New Algorithm Helps Cochlear Implants Detect Music

October 22, 2013 in Community News

 

 

New Algorithm Helps Cochlear Implants Detect Music

By Joel N. Shurkin, Inside Science 10/21/2013

 

People who have cochlear implants placed in their heads had often never heard a sound in their lives before their implant. Once the device is placed, they can experience hearing, and often can even understand human speech.

Hearing music, however, has remained out of reach.

But now, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed an algorithm that vastly improves the sound quality of existing implants to the point where music sounds like something other than a random clamor.

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