About the Authors

Waldo Nogueira

nogueiravazquez.waldo@mh-hannover.de

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University Hannover, Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4all”, Hannover, Germany

Leonid M. Litvak

Affiliation Research and Technology Group, Advanced Bionics LLC, Valencia CA, USA

Aniket A. Saoji

Affiliation Research and Technology Group, Advanced Bionics LLC, Valencia CA, USA

Andreas Büchner

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University Hannover, Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4all”, Hannover, Germany

Competing Interests

We would like to mention the following conflicts of interest: Leonid M. Litvak and Aniket A. Saoji are employees of the cochlear implant manufacturer Advanced Bionics LLC. Waldo Nogueira is a former employee of the same company. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WN AB. Performed the experiments: WN AB. Analyzed the data: WN AB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WN LML AS AB. Wrote the paper: WN AB.