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


The spectro-temporal ripple for investigating processor effectiveness (STRIPES) test is a psychophysical measure of spectro-temporal resolution in cochlear-implant (CI) listeners. It has been validated using direct-line input and loudspeaker presentation with listeners of the Advanced Bionics CI. This article investigates the suitability of an online application using wireless streaming (webSTRIPES) as a remote test. It reports a strong across-listener correlation between STRIPES thresholds obtained using laboratory testing with loudspeaker presentation vs remote testing with streaming presentation, with no significant difference in STRIPES thresholds between the two measures. WebSTRIPES also produced comparable and robust thresholds with users of the Cochlear CI.