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Bionic Parts

Bionic Parts

Dec 17th 2016 @ Emporiki

Samos, Greece
I Was There
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
7:00 AM
Samos, Greece
Abstract: In the clinical setting cochlear implant programming can be a time-consuming process and is particularly difficult in those too young to provide behavioural feedback.

Currently, the auditory nerve’s response to single pulse stimuli is used as a means to partially automate cochlear implant programming; however, it is not very accurate and causes poor speech perception outcomes.

This work investigates the use of certain non-threshold ECAP features to increase accuracy of cochlear implant behavioural threshold predictions.

Bio: Nick Smale is completing his Masters of Biomedical Science at the Bionics Institute supervised by Prof. Colette McKay in the Translational Hearing Research Group. He currently works for Melbourne Research, Innovation and Commercialisation in Parkville. Nick has research experience in industrial wastewater processing, and he completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) at Adelaide University in 2012 studying past climate change impacts on the genetic diversity of marine fauna.
Spiker: Mr Nick Smale, Bionics Institute