Effect of temporal misalignment on understanding Mandarin sentences in simulated combined electric-and-acoustic stimulation

Hongde Wu, Wanhua Lin, Fei Chen, Dingchang Zheng

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Abstract

The present work assessed Mandarin sentence understanding when the electric and acoustic portions are not temporally aligned in simulated combined electric-and-acoustic stimulation (EAS). A relative time shift was added between the electric and acoustic portions, simulating the temporal misalignment effect in EAS processing. The processed stimuli were played to normal-hearing listeners to recognize. Experimental results showed a significant decrease of the intelligibility score caused by the temporal misalignment in the two portions of EAS processing, suggesting the need to avoid temporal misalignment in EAS. The preceding acoustic-portion more significantly decreased the understanding of EAS-processed Mandarin stimuli than the preceding electric-portion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL433–EL439
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume148
Issue number6
Early online date9 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Dec 2020

Funder

National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61971212, 61771023), the Basic Research Foundation of Shenzhen (Grant No. KQJSCX20180319114453986), and High-level University Fund G02236002 of Southern University of Science and Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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