Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons
Recent experience in the speech processing strategy for cochlear implants emphasizes the importance of the implementation of both temporal and spectral information in the electrical stimuli delivered to the acoustic nerve fibers. Blake Wilson and co-workers developed the so-called "continuous interleaved" speech processing strategy. Implementation of this strategy in patients implanted with a 6 channel monopolar percutaneous device showed some remarkable results, and seems to be a major step towards a better speech understanding for a greater number of patients. At a time when cochlear implantation in children is becoming a clinical reality, this promises to be very important.
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