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Cochlear Implant Simulations

CI simulation

What does the world sound like to people with cochlear implants?

Michael Dorman, an ASU professor of Speech and Hearing Science, shares the sounds of implants and talks about his research into making them work better. T he actual simulations begin about 3 minutes into the video

UCL sound simulator


This is the UCL demonstration of hearing loss rather than listening through a cochlear implant. With HearLoss you can replay speech, music and noise under a variety of loudness, filtering and masking conditions typical of hearing impairments.

Youtube CI sim

A simulation of what users of a cochlear implant hear, for both speech and music.

This YouTube video takes you through a number of different listening situations and different channels. It demonstrates 1, 4, 8, 12 and 20 channel implants for speech, and 4, 8, 12 and 20 channels for music.

NDCS hearing loss simulations

NDCS website: Sound Simulations of different hearing losses.

The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) have got various hearing loss simulations, including a section for cochlear implants. You can listen to the simulations to get an idea of what it is like to be in different types of classrooms while wearing cochlear implants.

Action on hearing loss

Action on hearing loss: Sound through a cochlear implant

Action on hearing loss has a comprehensive page on cochlear implant simulations, those that are old and more modern versions and also listening to music through a cochlear implant.

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