First Advisor

Dr. Brenda Glascott

Date of Award

Spring 6-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science and University Honors


Computer Science




cochlear implant, auditory training, mobile application, capstone


This paper describes the development process and outcomes of my 2023-2024 Capstone Project, Auditory Ace, a self-directed auditory training mobile application for individuals with cochlear implants. Recognizing the limitations of current market offerings, Dr. Timothy Anderson created a Capstone project proposal to develop an accessible auditory training mobile application. The Capstone team that took on this proposal consisted of Darya Haines, Dustin Huynh, Jordan Nguyen, Nihar Koppolu, Scott Thorkelson, Sienna Day, and myself, Layla Smith. This paper is structured to follow the Agile software development methodology, which we used to develop Auditory Ace, reviewing in detail every major choice we made, all the constraints we faced, and other factors that steered development. Our final product is a mobile application featuring two audio training exercises with a variety of customizable settings and valuable statistics regarding user progress. It is open-source and available for free download as an app on the Google Play Store, and as an executable on Windows and Mac. Future iterations of the app will be developed by successive Capstone teams and may include the areas of improvement I have outlined in this paper, such as adding tutorials to the application, as well as expanding the auditory exercises offered.