CITA: An Android-based Application to Evaluate the Speech of Cochlear Implant Users

Type: BA thesis

Status: finished

Date: July 17, 2020 - December 17, 2020

Supervisors: Elmar Nöth, Dr.-Ing. Tomás Arias Vergara

Cochlear Implants (CI) are the most suitable devices for severe and profound deafness when hearing aids do not improve sufficiently speech perception. However, CI users often present altered speech production and limited understanding even after hearing rehabilitation. People suffering from severe to profound deafness may experience different speech disorders such as decreased intelligibility, changes in terms of articulation, slower speaking rate. among others. Though hearing outcome is regularly measured after cochlear implantation, speech production quality is seldom assessed in outcome evaluations. This project aims to develop an Android application suitable to analyze the speech production and perception of CI users.