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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 15

Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

The Design of Digital Filter System used in Stimulation with Tomatis Method

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2018F191

Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 15, pages 10691072 ()

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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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