TitleMIMIC - vootiue demonstration program for parents of cochlear implanted children
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsSergei, Petrov
Secondary TitleAudiologia e Foniatria
Date Published07/2021
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2431-7008
Keywordsauditory teaching, comb filtering, spectral deprivation, Speech perception, vootiue

To illustrate to parents the problems their implanted children are facing, to demonstrate their solutions, to explain the differences between the implanted patients and the different speed of mastering speech perception, equalization of results as a result of teaching (rehabilitation) we created and patented the demonstration program “MIMIC” (Petrov 2006). There are parallels between speech recognition by users of cochlear implants (CI) and recognition of comb filtered speech by normal hearing persons (Petrov and Pisareva 2011). MIMIC is based on these parallels. This demonstration is carried out on the own ear of the participant, i.e. vootiue (vo-in, oto - ear). In Russian-воотию (во-in, ото-ear). To a certain extent, this program is a model of perception of “implanted” language. MIMIC gives parents an inside look at the problems of their implanted children. MIMIC doesn’t depend on the type of an implant. This article describes the procedure for conducting a demonstration, explaining the results obtained from the patient, and answering typical questions. Our article aims to demonstrate some of the problems faced by cochlear implanted patients and their solution, but does not aim to provide an accurate simulation of their auditory percept.