On a Method for Improving Impulsive Sounds Localization in Hearing Defenders
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences2008 (English)In: EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, ISSN 1687-4714, E-ISSN 1687-4722, Vol. 2008, 1-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper proposes a new algorithm for a directional aid with hearing defenders. Users of existing hearing defenders experience distorted information, or in worst cases, directional information may not be perceived at all. The users of these hearing defenders may therefore be exposed to serious safety risks. The proposed algorithm improves the directional information for the users of hearing defenders by enhancing impulsive sounds using interaural level difference (ILD). This ILD enhancement is achieved by incorporating a new gain function. Illustrative examples and performance measures are presented to highlight the promising results. By improving the directional information for active hearing defenders, the new method is found to serve as an advanced directional aid.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hindawi Publishing Corporation , 2008. Vol. 2008, 1-7 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8584DOI: 10.1155/2008/274684Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoAB9654B7E2A4F6EFC125746A0046C717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8584DiVA: diva2:836315
Open Access Journal http://www.hindawi.com/GetArticle.aspx?doi=10.1155/2008/274684&e=cta2012-09-182008-06-162015-06-30Bibliographically approved