ESR1 – Objective measures in CI systems
Host: Radboud University Medical Centre
Investigate possible bottlenecks in the information flow in the auditory pathway from peripheral to cortical areas, in order to obtain a better understanding and prediction of outcome of CI in adults.
Ignacio is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s always had an interest in physics and music so when choosing a career, he decided to go for something that blended both worlds. For the last two years before starting as a MOSAICS ESR, he worked in the cochlear implant industry dealing with clinical aspects related to cochlear implants. This led to a first-person view of the degree of variability in system outcomes. Ignacio sees the MOSAICS project as an opportunity to search for the causes of such results and contribute to our understanding of neural health and signal flow across the auditory pathway. This in turn may lead to better performance of CI systems and increased quality of life for recipients.
In 2019 Ignacio obtained a degree in Sound Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He carried out research mainly on architectural acoustics and psychoacoustics and was assistant professor of Introduction to Acoustics and Psychoacoustics at UNTREF. Alongside his studies he also worked in architectural acoustics and noise impact.
ESR1 in the MOSAICS news
MOSAICS comes to a close paving the way for continued quality of life improvements for cochlear implant recipients
The end of September 2023 also marked the official end of the MOSAICS project, funded by the European Commission as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID). With the key aim of improving the quality of life of cochlear implant (CI) recipients, the results of the MOSAICS project are set to pave the way for their uptake into further research and development of product, diagnostic and care improvements for cochlear implant users.
- Exploring reaction times as objective measures of the auditory periphery, Jorge Ignacio Calderon De Palma, A. John Van Opstal, Emmanuel Mylanus, Andy Beynon, Joerg Pesch, Marc Mathijs van Wanrooij, oral presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Objective measures in auditory implants (OMAI2023), 25-28 September 2023.
- Illuminating regularity violations: optical imaging in an auditory oddball paradigm, Ignacio Calderón De Palma, Andy Beynon, Marc M. van Wanrooij, e-poster at the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group (IERASG) 2023, 15-19 September 2023.
- Effects of spectral and temporal modulation degradation on intelligibility and cortical tracking of speech signals, Ignacio Calderón De Palma, Laura Lopez, Alejandro Lopez Valdes, oral presentation at INTERSPEECH 2023, 20-24 August 2023.
- Reaction times capture temporal interactions in electrical hearing, Jorge Ignacio Calderon De Palma, A. John Van Opstal, Emmanuel Mylanus, Andy Beynon, Joerg Pesch, Marc Mathijs van Wanrooij, poster presentation at the 2023 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), 9-14 July 2023.