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Dr Michael Stone

Senior Research Associate


Biography:

Michael Stone graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Engineering Science. In 1988 he joined Professor Moore’s Auditory Perception Group, looking at signal processing strategies for both analogue and digital hearing aids. His PhD, 'Spectral Enhancement for the Hearing Impaired', was awarded in 1995. Subsequent work has looked separately at the perceptual effects of processing delays and dynamic range compressors as used in hearing aids. Recent work has been on characterising the dynamic range over which "dip-listening" is possible in both normal and hearing-impaired listeners. A more recent, speculative, strand is on the early detection of noise-induced hearing damage.

Research Interests

  • Signal processing strategies for analogue and digital hearing aids
  • The perceptual effects of processing delays
  • "Dip-listening" in both normal and hearing-impaired listeners
  • Early detection of noise-induced hearing damage