Psychoacoustics and Experimental Audiology
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Martin Lindenbeck investigates selective hearing in cochlear-implant (CI) listeners. These hearing prostheses are currently the most successful treatment for severe hearing loss or deafness.
Despite substantial successes in speech perception in quiet since the early 1990s, there are still substantial deficits in so-called electric hearing, especially in spatial hearing and pitch perception. CI listeners thus have major problems with speech intelligibility with background noise or melody perception. Within the ITD PsyPhy project, an improvement of directional coding (interaural time differences, ITD) in pseudo-syllabic signals in electric hearing with modified pulse trains is investigated. Since ITDs and pitch are coded in equal parts of the acoustic signal, Martin Lindenbeck is investigating in his master thesis and also within the ITD PsyPhy project to what extent these new signals also affect pitch perception.
2016: BSc in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering at the University of Technology Graz (TUG) and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG).
2018: MSc (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering at the TUG and the KUG, specializing in acoustics and recording technology.
2017 - 2018: Master’s thesis at the KUG, conducted at the ARI: “Temporal Pitch in Electric Hearing with Short-Interpulse-Interval Stimulation”.
2018 - today: PhD in Natural Sciences in the field of Psychology at the University of Vienna.