Cortical potentials evoked with speech stimuli were investigated in ten experienced cochlear implant (CI, type Nucleus 24M) users using three different speech-coding strategies and two different speech contrasts, one vowel (/i/-/a/) and one consonant (/ba/-/da/) contrast. On average, results showed that, compared to subjects with normal hearing, P300 amplitudes were smaller; however, most latencies were within the normal range. Next, individual P300 measures in response to the two speech contrasts were compared to behavioral discrimination scores. Significant within-subject differences in P300 amplitudes and latencies were found for the three speech coding strategies. These differences were in agreement with the behavioral, strategy-dependent discrimination of the speech contrasts.
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|