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Re: quick and cheap setup for localization experiment

Not my area, but I have reservations as to the degree that lateralisation experiments reliably tell us something about localisation abilities. Also, headphones - do they couple well with cochlear implants?
Finally, would I be right in thinking that you're focussing on interaural differences because cochlear implants aren't really capable of capturing anything of pinnae effects?

Dr Peter Lennox
School of Technology 
University of Derby, UK
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From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Massimo Grassi
Sent: 08 June 2011 09:42
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Subject: quick and cheap setup for localization experiment

Dear all,

I've been asked by a doctor of the local hospital to organize a set of 
psychoacoustical tests for two teenagers that will receive the cochlear 
implant the next month.
The idea is to test the auditory skills before and after the implant. 
(Note that the girls will receive the implant in one ear only at the 

I was thinking also to get a measure of localization skills. And here 
come the questions:
1) can a lateralization experiment (i.e., performed with headphones) be 
a reliable estimate of localization skills?
2) does anybody have suggestions about a possible DIY, easy-to-build and 
cheap setup for a localization experiment? (pictures are welcome)

Thank you all in advance,

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