Spectral Weighting of Binaural Cues: Effect of Bandwidth and Stream Segregation

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Anecdotally, normal hearing listeners can attend to a single sound source in the presence of other sound sources by forming auditory objects. This is commonly referred to as the cocktail party effect. It is known that listeners use, among others, interaural disparities in time and intensity (referred to as ITD and ILD, respectively) to localize a sound source. An open question is, however, how ITD and ILD information is integrated over frequency, and how streaming affects auditory object formation using interaural disparities. ITD weighting functions were previously derived using inverted sensitivity thresholds of narrowband signals (Stern et al., 1988). This method does not take binaural interference (McFadden and Pasanen, 1976) into account and might not be applicable to more realistic broadband signals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event38th Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201526 Feb 2015
Conference number: 38

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Conference38th Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Number38
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period21/02/201526/02/2015

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