Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Perception of Fundamental Frequency in Cochlear Implant Patients

Ángel de la Torre (1), Cristina Roldán (2), Manuel Sainz (1,2)

(1) Universidad de Granada, Spain; (2) Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Spain

Fundamental frequency is important in speech perception, since it provides prosodic information to emphasize key words and contributes to speaker identification. Additionally, fundamental frequency contains phonetic value in tonal languages. In the case of hearing impaired patients who have received a cochlear implant, the perception of the fundamental frequency is affected by the technical limitations associated to the procedure of auditory nerve stimulation. In this paper we analyze the possibilities and limitations of cochlear implant systems with respect to perception of the fundamental frequency.

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Bibliographic reference.  Torre, Ángel de la / Roldán, Cristina / Sainz, Manuel (2006): "Perception of fundamental frequency in cochlear implant patients", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1477-Tue1BuP.13.