Estimating the individual effects of transparent headphones on front-back confusions

Pedro Llado Gonzalez*, Petteri Hyvärinen, Aleksi Öyry, Ville Pulkki

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The feasibility of estimating the individual effects on front-back confusions caused by head-worn devices is investigated. Individual head-related transfer functions of a group of 14 participants were measured while wearing transparent headphones and in open ears condition. A template-based computational auditory model was used to estimate the subject-specific front-back confusion rate. The model results reveal that it is not always possible to predict the subjective test data. The simple broadband similarity comparison between the target and the template spectral cues does not explain the individual front-back confusion rate. This generates a problem for assessing head-worn devices' quality when monaural cues are altered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Symposium on Hearing: Psychoacoustics, Physiology of Hearing, and Auditory Modelling, from the Ear to the Brain (ISH2022), Lyon, France, 19-24 June 2022
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2022
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventInternational Symposium on Hearing - Lyon, France
Duration: 19 Jun 202224 Jun 2022
Conference number: 19


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Hearing
Abbreviated titleISH


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