Simulated Human Evoked Response Audiometry (SimHERA)

 

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Welcome to the SimHERA Software!


  • Current SimHERA Clients = 154 Students + 20 Instructors (18 Universities)
  • Total sABR/SimHERA Clients = 274 Students + 20 Instructors (since inception 2010)

SimHERA software (includes sABR) is now available! 

For SimHERA prices and purchasing, please visit UBC’s SimHERA Flintbox webpage by clicking Here

August 6, 2020

SimHERA is our next generation of simulation software for Human Evoked Response Audiometry and it includes our inaugural sABR software. There are MANY new features in SimHERA such as simulators for electrocochleography (EcochG), cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs), and tympanomtery. SimHERA also comes with patient setup for electrode preparation and placement on 3D head models which determines the electrodes’ impedances and common-mode rejection ratios that affect amount of EEG noise.

SimHERA is a free update for those who purchased sABR before August 6, 2020 with an added surprise bonus!

 

September 9, 2020

New SimHERA Tutorial on patient setup. Click on Tutorial tab above.

 

August 6, 2020

SimHERA is our next generation of simulation software for Human Evoked Response Audiometry and it includes our inaugural sABR software. There are MANY new features in SimHERA such as simulators for electrocochleography(EcochG), cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs), and tympanomtery. SimHERA also comes with patient setup for electrode preparation and placement on 3D head models which determines the electrodes’ impedances and common-mode rejection ratios that affect amount of EEG noise.

SimHERA is a free update for those who purchased sABR before August 6, 2020 with an added surprise bonus!

For SimHERA prices and purchasing, please visit UBC’s SimHERA Flintbox webpage by clicking Here

 

There are two ways to install SimHERA v1.0: 1) Automatic and 2) Manual Installation. If you have troubles with Automatic installation, please try the manual installation procedures (see below).

1) Automatic Installation

Windows 8 & 10 OS 

  1. Purchase SimHERA from FlintBox: Here
  2. email aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca with proof of purchase.
  3. receive an email link to download the SimHERA software
  4. download and save ‘SimHERA_v1_installer_PC.exe’ on desktop or temp folder
  5. click and run ‘SimHERA_v1_installer_PC.exe’
  6. Follow online instructions
  7. If a popup occurs with “Connection Error. The application could not connect to Mathworks. …”, click “OK” button and then the “Next” button in the the Installer window again. you might need to do this again once or twice.
  8. Go to the folder that SimHERA was installed in (e.g., default directory “C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\UBC\SimHERA_v1\application” where *** are usually the user’s login name)
  9. Double-click “SimHERA_v1.exe” to initialize SimHERA and obtain your “unique two-number SimHERA code” (e.g., 1973 3180) that is specifically linked to your computer. This SimHERA code is needed for licensing. The SimHERA code is a mathematically unique code based on your computer’s ID and hardware configuration. It contains no identifiable information about you, your computer, or your network. It is therefore safe to transmit across the internet via email. Note: If you change your computer’s motherboard or make other major changes to its hardware, then you will need to obtain another license. aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca.
  10. email the SimHERA code to aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca to receive your license file to run SimHERA on your computer. Note: you will need to place the license file within the installation directory of the SimHERA application (e.g., default directory “C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\UBC\SimHERA_v1\application” where *** are usually the user’s login name). Also, the license file must have the exact name that was sent to you. For example, the internet license file should have the file name = “SimHERA_license_file_Internet.lic”. Often your computer will add a number at the end of the file name (e.g., “SimHERA_license_file_Internet (2).lic”) if you downloaded the file more than once. The trailing ” (2)” must be removed including the space before the parentheses so that SimHERA can read the proper file and run.
  11. After placing the license file in the application folder. Go to the SimHERA folder and rerun “SimHERA_v1.exe” application.

 

Mac OS (10.15) Catalina:

Trouble Shooting Mac OS installation:

  • Running the SimHERA installation from your desktop may not work due to permission settings if you are not the administrator user (aka super user). If this occurs then place the SimHERA installation application in the “Applications” folder and try to run it from there.
  • Mac OS is often set to not allow third party applications to install. You will need to change your Mac OS security setting to allow for third party app installations. Here is a guide on how to get your “Allow apps downloaded from:” “Anywhere” selection back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFpVqkyXFy4 (Disclaimer: This link is for educational purposes only and I hold no responsibility for any damage to your computer. It is recommended to disallow third-party app once SimHERA is installed. )

Note: SimHERA has been validated to work with Mac OS (10.15) Catalina but it should also run on Mac OS (10.14) Mojave. If you have installation problems on Mojave, please email aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca.

  1. Purchase SimHERA from FlintBox Here
  2. email aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca with proof of purchase.
  3. receive an email link to download the SimHERA software
  4. download the ‘SimHERA_v1_installer_Mac.app’ and place it in your “Applications” folder. Do not place it on the desktop because permission to install apps from the desktop might not be set correctly on your computer.
  5. click and run ‘SimHERA_v1_installer_Mac.app’
  6. Follow online instructions. Note, the installation directory for SimHERA must “/Applications/UBC/SimHERA_v1/”).
  7. If a popup occurs with “Connection Error. The application could not connect to Mathworks. …”, click “OK” button and then the “Next” button in the the Installer window again. you might need to do this again once or twice.
  8. Go to the folder “/Applications/UBC/SimHERA_v1/application/” that SimHERA was installed.
  9. Double-click the SimHERA_v1 application to initialize SimHERA v1.0 and obtain your “unique two-number SimHERA code” (e.g., 1973 3180) that is specifically linked to your computer. This SimHERA code is needed for licensing. The SimHERA code is a mathematically unique code based on your computer’s ID and hardware configuration. It contains no identifiable information about you, your computer, or your network. It is therefore safe to transmit across the internet via email. Note: If you change your computer’s motherboard or make other major changes to its hardware, then you will need to obtain another license.
  10. email the SimHERA code to aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca to receive your license file to run SimHERA on your computer. Note: you will need to place the license file within the installation directory of the SimHERA application. For Mac OS users, the license file must be placed within the following directory: “/Applications/UBC/SimHERA_v1/application/”. Also, the license file must have the exact name that was sent to you. For example, the internet license file should have the file name = “SimHERA_license_file_Internet.lic”. Often your computer will add a number at the end of the file name (e.g., “SimHERA_license_file_Internet (2).lic”) if you downloaded the file more than once. The trailing ” (2)” must be removed including the space before the parentheses so that SimHERA can read the proper file and run.
  11. After placing the license file in the application folder. Rerun “SimHERA_v1.app” application.

2) Manual Download and Installation

Windows 8 & 10 OS 

  1. Download and install the MATLAB RunTime Release R2019b (9.7) for your computer (Windows or Mac) directly from Matlab website:  https://www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/matlab-runtime.html
  2. Email Dr. Herdman to receive a manual download link for a .zip file that contains the SimHERA executable files.
  3. Download the .zip file and put the contents within the directory “C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\UBC\SimHERA_v1\application” where *** are usually the user’s login name. If this directory doesn’t exist please create it.
  4. Run SimHERA application “SimHERA_v1.exe” and continue the installation instruction above from steps 8-11.
  5. A popup window will appear with your unique computer code for SimHERA at that bottom. Send those numbers to Dr. Herdman at aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca
  6. You will receive a license file from Dr. Herdman and place it within the folder that has the “SimHERA_v1” application that you ran.
  7. Rerun SimHERA and enjoy!

 

Mac OS (10.15) Catalina:

  1. Download and install the MATLAB RunTime Release R2020a (9.8) for your computer (Windows or Mac) directly from Matlab website:  https://www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/matlab-runtime.html
  2. Email Dr. Herdman to receive a manual download link for a .zip file that contains the SimHERA application files.
  3. Download the .zip file and put the contents within the folder “/Applications/UBC/SimHERA_v1/application/”. If this folder doesn’t exist please create it.
  4. Run SimHERA application “SimHERA_v1.app”  from this folder and continue the installation instruction above from steps 8-11 .
  5. A popup window will appear with your unique computer code for SimHERA at that bottom. Send those numbers to Dr. Herdman at aherdman@audiospeech.ubc.ca
  6. You will receive a license file from Dr. Herdman and place it within the folder that has the “SimHERA_v1” application that you ran.
  7. Rerun SimHERA and enjoy!

 

Tutorials (SimHERA v1.0)

Installation on Mac Catalina

 

Patient Setup

Under Construction.

SimHERA was supported by The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at The University of British Columbia.