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Mr Samuel W Perry BA, MSc

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Sam Perry is a Specialist Technician for the Auditory Implant Service and Postgraduate research student within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton

I am currently working as a specialist technician for the auditory implant service, as part of the EHS team, researching the applications of electro-haptic stimulation for the improvement of hearing for cochlear implant users. This technique has the potential to improve cochlear implant user’s ability to perceive speech-in-noise and music.

I am also a postgraduate research student investigating the application of evoked responses recorded using electroencephalography (EEG) in the evaluation of speech in noise performance. It is hope that this research may form the initial steps towards the development of an objective measure of speech-in-noise performance.

In addition, I am developing a battery of speech-in-noise test applications for the auditory implant service, with an aim of streamlining clinical assessment of patients at the centre.

Before starting these projects, I studied at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) where I graduated with Merit on the Sound and Music Computing MSc. Throughout this degree I specialised in digital signal processing and machine learning in the context of audio. I also hold a BA in Music Technology, for which I received first class honours from the University of Huddersfield. On this degree I developed knowledge of audio recording and processing techniques and gained an in depth understanding of musical signal processing and Object Oriented Programming.

To compliment my degrees, I worked as an intern at IRCAM in Paris; working on the application of concatenative synthesis for the development of speech synthesis software.

Research interests

Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Audio, Audiology

PhD supervision: Dr Steve Bell and Professor David Simpson

PhD research: Predicting speech in noise performance using evoked responses

Research group

Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group

Research project(s)

Electro-haptic hearing: Using tactile stimulation to improve cochlear implant listening

Virtual Acoustics in Hearing Aid Research

Development of a low-cost and small-footprint virtual acoustics system for evaluating spatial hearing outcomes for hearing aid and cochlear implant users in clinic.

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Mr Samuel W Perry
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 19/1017

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