Binaural Sensitivity and Spatial Hearing in Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users

Litovsky, Ruth Y


This research is aimed at advancing knowledge in auditory science, focusing on binaural hearing in deaf individuals who use bilateral cochlear implants. We aim to better understand what conditions are likely to maximize the success under conditions that emulate noisy environments. The novelty of our approach is the new focus on both speech intelligibility measures and pupil dilation as a measure of listening effort. Findings will have a direct translational component, with regard to development of novel sound coding strategies, rehabilitation and counseling.