IndiMoCI: Individual Model of a Cochlear Implant
At the German Hearing Center of the Medical University of Hannover we are currently developing a 3D cochlear implant model. The model should be able to predict electrophysiological responses of the auditory nerve of each cochlear implant user. Applications of the model are individualized fitting of cochlear implants, design and adaptation of sound coding strategies and the understanding of the electrode nerve interface of each cochlear implant user.
More specific tasks consist on (1) the interpretation of clinical computed tomography and its transfer to the 3D cochlear model (2) Measurements in CI users to validate the model (3) Simulation of electrophysiological measurements with the model .
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