This is a project that I have worked on with my research advisor and mentor Tilak Ratnanather and a team of students at the Center for Imaging Science at JHU.
The description below is taken from the project’s official website.
Learning to interpret speech provided by a cochlear implant or hearing aid for the first time is an extensive and ongoing process, often taking months to years for people with hearing loss to master complex tasks such as speech comprehension, and partly dependent on how often they can practice using their device. Auditory training (AT) programs, which allow the person with hearing loss to build up the individual listening skills needed to understand spoken communication, are critically beneficial to this learning process. Despite the benefits of AT and the ongoing nature of auditory learning, people with hearing loss in many countries face considerable barriers to accessing regular sessions, including limited coverage by insurance and limited availability of clinical training programs. Computerized training applications thus offer a useful supplement to in-person training, filling in the gaps between less frequent trips to the clinic. >
During my senior year, I led the programming/software development efforts on this project. After my graduation, the team has continued to update and improve the app. A Korean version is now available!