As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear Limited is dedicated to connecting hearing-impaired individuals with the world of sound. There are more than 185,000 Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant systems registered globally.
The company’s noise reduction algorithms for cochlear implants enhance the ability of the listener to perceive speech in challenging acoustic environments. Cochlear has achieved significant gains in the clinical performance of these algorithms using real-time testing on a rapid prototyping platform developed with MATLAB® and Simulink®.
“With Simulink, engineers and scientists can clearly visualize the integration and operation of new algorithms within the existing commercial signal path,” says Dr. John Heasman, principal engineer at Cochlear. “Our engineers prototype algorithms using Simulink models that are clinically applied using real-time tests with cochlear implant recipients. The ability to create real-time models of algorithms using Simulink Coder and Simulink Real-Time is vital to the success of our research and clinical outcomes.”