Audio-vocal responses elicited in adult cochlear implant users

Torrey M. Loucks, Deepa Suneel, Justin M. Aronoff

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Abstract

Auditory deprivation experienced prior to receiving a cochlear implant could compromise neural connections that allow for modulation of vocalization using auditory feedback. In this report, pitch-shift stimuli were presented to adult cochlear implant users to test whether compensatory motor changes in vocal F0 could be elicited. In five of six participants, rapid adjustments in vocal F0 were detected following the stimuli, which resemble the cortically mediated pitch-shift responses observed in typical hearing individuals. These findings suggest that cochlear implants can convey vocal F0 shifts to the auditory pathway that might benefit audio-vocal monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL393-EL398
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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