Auditory stream segregation is an important function of the auditory system, and the extent to which this function works has a major impact on listener's ability to recognize auditory objects in complex listening environments. However, cochlear implant (CI) listeners are poorly equipped for this challenge, mainly owing to the impoverished sensory information available via their implants. The purpose of this study was to examine two factors, i.e., frequency separation and time interval, affecting the auditory stream segregation in vocoder simulations simulating CI speech processing based on an event-related potential (ERP) experiment. The pure-tone stimuli were processed by a vocoding process, and presented to normal-hearing listeners in an ERP experiment. Experimental results showed that a large frequency separation or a short time interval led to a larger mismatch negativity (MMN) response. The MMN results in this work suggested that the degree of auditory stream segregation was affected by frequency separation and time interval, and MMN could serve as a potential index for future ERP studies on auditory stream segregation in CI users.
|Name||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS|
|Conference||42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society|
|Period||20/07/20 → 24/07/20|
- Signal Processing
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Health Informatics