CCi-MOBILE Research Platform

CCi-MOBILE (Costakis Cochlear implant-MOBILE) research platform is an external body-worn sound processor interface intended to perform basic research with cochlear implants manufactured by Cochlear Corporation. The research interface bypasses the clinical processor and acts as the sound processing unit. The platform consists of: 1) a computing device (e.g., a PC, smartphone/tablet) for sound processing needs, and 2) a custom-developed interface board to connect with commercial, FDA-approved RF transmitter coils (see Figure 1). The interface board was designed, engineered and developed at UT-Dallas and is a successor to the PDA-based Platform (which was under FDA-IDE # G100069). Use the links under 'CCi-MOBILE Details' for more information. This project is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and Contract R01 DC010494-01A and R01 DC016839-01A.

How to Obtain CCi-MOBILE for your Institution/Company

CCi-MOBILE was built by engineers for engineers and research scientists. With CCi-MOBILE, researchers can run subjective experiments with hearing aid and cochlear implant users, develop custom stimuli, evaluate novel sound processing algorithms, and so much more. To request CCi-MOBILE for your research entity (university/company), an application is required and processed through an Advisory Committee. The application is simple and can be filled out online or manually. Use the either the Qualtrics link below or download the application and email to [email protected]. If you have any questions about the application or other concerns on how to request CCi-MOBILE, email Dr. Hansen who can provide more information. We are looking forward to being a part of the CCi-MOBILE research community!

  • Download the CCi-MOBILE Application
  • Complete the CCi-MOBILE Application Form Online
  • Download the Prospective Adopters Information Packet
  • Updated: September 10, 2021

  • Current CCi-MOBILE Users: Feedback Requested (Survey)

    We would like to hear about your experience with CCi-MOBILE so we can continue to make advancements to support the CCi-MOBILE community. If you have not already completed the survey that was sent from our director, please take 10-15 minutes to fill out the survey below. This form is intended to collect feedback from current institutions, companies, and research labs using the CCi-MOBILE Research Platform for approved research for hearing aids and cochlear implants. Our goal is to listen, and encourage community discussion in order to propose additional features, capabilities, and support our community. More than one representative can contribute, i.e, fill out the following feedback form. Feedback is requested from all individuals who have worked with or utilized CCi-MOBILE in various research capacities. Feedback will be grouped together from each research/organization entity. A comprehensive anonymized summary from all respondents will be shared with all who complete the survey.

  • Complete the Online Survey
  • Posted: September 16, 2021