A group of us from NYU (Ann Todd, Jonathan Neukam, Katrien Vermeire, and David Landsberger) participated in the NYC Walk4Hearing today. It was really wonderful to see how many friends we had in the community. Considering the EAR Lab has only been in New York for a bit over two years, this was great progress! In addition to the four of us researchers, there was a large showing from the NYU Cochlear Implant Center who were manning a booth and answering questions.
David even got to have his photo taken with the Cochlear Koala and the Baha Moose!
Our new paper shows that many (14 out of 16) bilateral cochlear implant users have at least one electrode that is perceptually misaligned across the ears. These mismatches may reduce the benefits patients receive from bilateral cochlear implants. Perhaps a change in maps could improve bilateral alignment and as a result, improve performance?
This paper was produced in collaboration with the Binaural Hearing Lab at the University of Illinois, Justin Aronoff and Julia Stelmach.
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