Monday, June 29, 2009

Implant Agorithms

Dr. Philip Loizou is working on improving the filtering system of cochlear implants. Recently given the highest award in the field of acoustic signal processing, Loizou is a fellow in the Acoustical Society of America. He also teaches electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He says the processing system of implants can be changed to better cut out background sounds at noisy restaurants and other public places by developing algorithms to remove or suppress unwanted sound.