Studies demonstrate that fine structure is the main information carrier for music and sound localisation.3
With FineHearing technology and Complete Cochlear Coverage, users can benefit from enhanced sound coding that represents both parts of the sound, the envelope and the fine structure. Unlike traditional sound processing, MAESTRO
uses a highly advanced algorithm, known as the Hilbert Transform, to provide high-definition digital signal processing that closely extracts the overall shape, or envelope, of an incoming sound with a high degree of accuracy. In addition, special patented electrical pulses are presented to the apex of the cochlea, using a unique pulse shape that carries the tone and quality information. In this way, the fine structure of the sound is also presented with great accuracy to provide unprecedented sound quality.
Fine Structure Processing, an implementation of FineHearing technology from MED‑EL, offers users a new level of sound quality,3
especially when listening to music, by offering both the envelope and the fine structure sound information.