First CI testperson

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A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing.

The Hearing System research group has now started tests with cochlear implant (CI) users.

This month Wiebke Lamping, PhD student  at Hearing Systems, started tests with the first CI user at DTU. The experiment is concerned with the different perceptual dimensions of pitch in CI listeners and takes place in the new laboratories in 354.
The sound sensation in cochlear implant users, so-called 'electric hearing', is very different from the regular acoustic hearing. It is important to investigate the perception that a CI user might have in order to better understand these systems and in the end be able to improve the implants.
“Conducting this experiment right now is very exciting for me as it is the first time I test with CI users,” Wiebke Lamping says and then adds:
“Moreover, getting in contact with people that wear a CI does give me a better insight into the problems they might have in daily live. Finally, it is also the first time that the new laboratory facilities are used for experiments with CI users and it is great to be involved in the process.”
Caption: Researcher Wiebke Lamping with her first CI test person Francesc Vives Uya. Photo Jens Cubick.

"Getting in contact with people that wear a CI gives me a better insight into the problems they might have in daily live."
Wiebke Lamping
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