Janna Steinebach

Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering , Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Brief description of the doctoral project

My PhD project is concerned with the intricate relationship between selective attention and the role of the inner ear in speech decoding, with a particular focus on the measurement of distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE). In order to achieve this, a new methodology will be developed for the design of stimuli following the temporal fine structure of speech.

Ultimately, the goal is to create an immersive multi-speaker experimental environment with stimuli that closely resemble natural human speech. By exploring the relationship between mechanical feedback from the inner ear and speech-in-noise comprehension, this research will contribute to the development of hearing aids that are better able to adapt to complex auditory environments.