Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 15, pages 1069–1072 (2018)
Abstract. The Tomatis Method is a rehabilitation technique used in psychology, the main aim of which is stimulating the cochlea in the inner ear by filtered air-conducted and bone-conducted sounds. The system of electronic filters and amplifiers used for this therapy is called the Electronic Ear. Commonly, it is an analog device, that is expensive and after a few years its functionality declines. In this paper, we introduce a digital Electronic Ear system using an STM32F4 family micro-controller and ADC/DAC integrated circuits. The design of digital sound filters allows to adjust more parameters and overcomes some of the constraints of analog systems. In this paper, we provide a short review of the Tomatis Method, the main functions of the Electronic Ear and we describe the designed system with comparison measurements to the analog one.
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