Generador de números pseudoaleatorios para tratamiento de acúfenos implementado en un dsPIC (Flexible pseudorandom number generator for tinnitus treatment implemented on a dsPIC)

Alejandro José Uriz (ajuriz@conicet.gov.ar)1, Pablo Daniel Agüero (pdaguero@fi.mdp.edu.ar)3, Jorge Castiñeira Moreira (casti@fi.mdp.edu.ar)1, Roberto Marcelo Hidalgo (rhidalgo@fi.mdp.edu.ar)2, Esteban Lucio González (estebanlgc3@gmail.com)3, Juan Carlos Tulli (jctulli@fi.mdp.edu.ar)3


1CONICET / Laboratorio de Comunicaciones - Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
2Laboratorio de Procesos y Medición de Señales - Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
3Laboratorio de Comunicaciones - Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Jan. 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Treatment of tinnitus with masking sounds has reach a significant developed in recent years. It is mainly because it has been possible to implement noise sinthesizers based on random number generators in digital signal processors (DSP), which form a part of almost any digital hearing aid device. One limitation of these methods is that limitations of the DSP architecture prevent pseudo white noise of being generated conform to a real white noise statistics. In this paper, a technique to generate adittive white gaussian noise (AWGN) or noise with uniform distribution using coefficients stored in memory of the DSP program is proposed. An implementation of the technique is carried out on a dsPIC from Microchip and subjective experiments and experimental measurements are performed to validate the performance of the developed technique.

Index Terms:
Tinnitus treatment, Masking sounds, Hearing aid device, Digital signal processor, Pseudorandom number generator   


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