Estimating Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release (Uncomodulated Noise Bands) on Android

Gaurang Prasad, Sampath Kumar, M. M. Kishan, K. S. Hareesha, Poornima Kundapur

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Abstract

According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million human beings worldwide are affected by hearing impairment [1]. Early diagnosis and treatment of hearing-impaired patients is critical. While many auditory processing assessment techniques exist, they are limited to being used in sound-proof rooms in laboratories. The laboratory equipment used for such tests is expensive and complicated. An inadequate number of accessible sound-proof laboratories, along with problems like long test durations, lack of motor ability (in old people), financial constraints, dissuades people from visiting test centers and undergoing hearing assessment tests. This paper describes a mobile application that can conduct two psychoacoustic tests: Gap Detection Test (GDT) and Comodulation Masking Release - uncomodulated noise bands (CMR-UCM) Test. The application determines the test-taker's Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release Threshold. These values are used by doctors to assess whether the test-taker is hearing impaired or not. The threshold results obtained from the application were compared to the results obtained from the program used in the laboratory. For GDT, the Cosine Similarity between the app and the lab program was found to be 0.994 and the Correlation Coefficient was found to be 0.951. For CMR-UCM, the Cosine Similarity between the app and the lab program was found to be 0.994 and the Correlation Coefficient was found to be 0.732. Mobile application implementation increases portability of these tests and they become accessible to a much larger audience. It also eliminates the need for expensive equipment, sound-proof laboratories and allows for faster diagnosis and treatment of hearing-impaired patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1748-1752
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538653142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-11-2018
Event7th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 19-09-201822-09-2018

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Conference7th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period19-09-1822-09-18

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Audition
Acoustic waves
Application programs
Health
Processing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Prasad, G., Kumar, S., Kishan, M. M., Hareesha, K. S., & Kundapur, P. (2018). Estimating Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release (Uncomodulated Noise Bands) on Android. In 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018 (pp. 1748-1752). [8554468] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACCI.2018.8554468
Prasad, Gaurang ; Kumar, Sampath ; Kishan, M. M. ; Hareesha, K. S. ; Kundapur, Poornima. / Estimating Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release (Uncomodulated Noise Bands) on Android. 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 1748-1752
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Prasad, G, Kumar, S, Kishan, MM, Hareesha, KS & Kundapur, P 2018, Estimating Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release (Uncomodulated Noise Bands) on Android. in 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018., 8554468, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1748-1752, 7th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018, Bangalore, India, 19-09-18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACCI.2018.8554468

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Prasad G, Kumar S, Kishan MM, Hareesha KS, Kundapur P. Estimating Gap Detection Threshold and Comodulation Masking Release (Uncomodulated Noise Bands) on Android. In 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 1748-1752. 8554468 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACCI.2018.8554468