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Project 3: Impact of interaural time delay on sound localisation

Host Institution: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

This project focuses on the influence of an interaural time delay (ITD) on directional hearing and speech understanding in bimodal fitted patients. Bimodally fitted users have a hearing aid one one ear and a cochlear implant on the other. Since the processing of auditory information is faster on the implanted side, there is a mismatch in the timing of a sound reaching both ears. The influence of an systematically disturbed ITD on directional hearing will be investigated. Furthermore, the effects on an ITD correction on directional hearing and speech understanding, both subjective and measurable, under everyday conditions is addressed. The effect of different stimuli (e.g., white and pink noise) will be investigated.

Our partners for this project:

  • KUL, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium [Secondment 1]
  • CBNL, Cochlear Benelux VN, Belgium [Secondment 2]
Prof. Hubert Löwenheim, MD

Prof. Hubert Löwenheim, MD

Professor and Chair

Medical Director of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS), Tübingen, Germany




to be recruited

Dr. Thore Schade-Mann, MD

Dr. Thore Schade-Mann, MD

ENT Medical Specialist