We had a good visit from Rachel Scheperle yesterday. Rachel is a brand new faculty member of Montclair State University in New Jersey. As a new member of the greater New York community of auditory researchers, we thought it would be a good idea to have her come up. Rachel comes most recently from the University of Iowa. She has skills with recording of potentials in both acoustic and electric hearing individual. We are looking forward to further interactions with her.
We got a great article written about Roozbeh's SEDA noise reduction algorithm in ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing!
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Today Ear Lab received an internal grant to further develop Roozbeh's noise reduction strategy (SEDA)! Unlike noise reduction strategies on the market, SEDA is specifically designed to work at suppressing multi-talker babble. In other words, it is designed to hush people talking in the background so you can hear what the person you want to hear is saying. Above are the average results for 7 cochlear implant users at different levels of background noise for the first version of SEDA. Roozbeh is actively developing the next generation of SEDA. We can't wait to see how well that works!
Today was Jacob Taylor's last day in the Ear Lab. Although he was only with us for a summer, he made a big impact on the group. While he was with us, he helped Natalia collect a bunch of data and worked on one of Roozbeh's experiments. Perhaps most impressively, he came up with his own question, designed and ran the experiment. Data is interesting, too. Hopefully we will get to share it with everyone soon.
In the picture, from top-left to top right are Jacob Taylor, David Landsberger, Ann Todd, and Jacob's brother Nat. At the bottom are Natalia Stupak and Annette Zeman.
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