Cochlear implant patients' localization using interaural level differences exceeds that of untrained normal hearing listeners

Justin M. Aronoff, Daniel J. Freed, Laurel M. Fisher, Ivan Pal, Sigfrid D. Soli

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Bilateral cochlear implant patients are unable to localize as well as normal hearing listeners. Although poor sensitivity to interaural time differences clearly contributes to this deficit, it is unclear whether deficits in terms of interaural level differences are also a contributing factor. In this study, localization was tested while manipulating interaural time and level cues using head-related transfer functions. The results indicate that bilateral cochlear implant users' ability to localize based on interaural level differences is actually greater than that of untrained normal hearing listeners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL382-EL387
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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