Dr Bob Carlyon

University Position
Programme Leader


My research has spanned a wide range of topics in human hearing, but has most recently focused on the problem of how we can listen to one voice in the presence of interfering sounds, such as other speakers. It incorporates behavioural and electrophysiological experiments with normal-hearing listeners, and studies of hearing by deaf patients fitted with a cochlear implant.

Key Publications

The Panoramic ECAP Method: Estimating Patient-Specific Patterns of Current Spread and Neural Health in Cochlear Implant Users.

Journal: J Assoc Res Otolaryngol
E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
Authors: C Garcia, T Goehring, S Cosentino, RE Turner, JM Deeks, T Brochier, T Rughooputh, M Bance, RP Carlyon

Cochlear Implant Research and Development in the Twenty-first Century: A Critical Update.

Journal: J Assoc Res Otolaryngol
E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
Authors: RP Carlyon, T Goehring

The effect of increased channel interaction on speech perception with cochlear implants.

Journal: Sci Rep
E-pub date: 17 May 2021
Authors: T Goehring, AW Archer-Boyd, JG Arenberg, RP Carlyon

Evidence for causal top-down frontal contributions to predictive processes in speech perception.

Journal: Nat Commun
E-pub date: 18 Dec 2017
Authors: TE Cope, E Sohoglu, W Sedley, K Patterson, PS Jones, J Wiggins, C Dawson, M Grube, RP Carlyon, TD Griffiths, MH Davis, JB Rowe


An online implementation of a measure of spectro-temporal processing by cochlear-implant listeners.

Journal: JASA Express Lett
E-pub date: 1 Jan 2023
Authors: AW Archer-Boyd, A Harland, T Goehring, RP Carlyon

Detection of Extracochlear Electrodes Using Stimulation-Current- Induced Non-Stimulating Electrode Voltage Recordings With Different Electrode Designs.

Journal: Otol Neurotol
E-pub date: 1 Jun 2022
Authors: SR de Rijk, A Hammond-Kenny, YC Tam, ST Eitutis, C Garcia, RP Carlyon, M Bance

An Instrumented Cochlea Model for the Evaluation of Cochlear Implant Electrical Stimulus Spread.

Journal: IEEE Trans Biomed Eng
E-pub date: 1 Jul 2021
Authors: C Jiang, S Singhal, T Landry, I Roberts, S de Rijk, T Brochier, T Goehring, Y Tam, R Carlyon, G Malliaras, M Bance

Evaluating and Comparing Behavioural and Electrophysiological Estimates of Neural Health in Cochlear Implant Users.

Journal: J Assoc Res Otolaryngol
E-pub date: 1 Feb 2021
Authors: T Brochier, F Guérit, JM Deeks, C Garcia, M Bance, RP Carlyon

A Site-Selection Strategy Based on Polarity Sensitivity for Cochlear Implants: Effects on Spectro-Temporal Resolution and Speech Perception.

Journal: J Assoc Res Otolaryngol
E-pub date: 31 Aug 2019
Authors: T Goehring, A Archer-Boyd, JM Deeks, JG Arenberg, RP Carlyon