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Individualisation of spectral cues for applications in virtual auditory space: study of inter-subject differences in head-related transfer functions using perceptual judgements from listening tests

Abstract : This body of work relates to the acoustic filtering effects of the head and body, or the head-related transfer function (HRTF), and its role in perceiving sound sources in space. Methods for creating a high fidelity auditory illusion, known as a virtual auditory space, using the HRTF are explored. A key factor in generating a compelling illusion is the use of the listener's own HRTFs. To this end, and in the interest of producing a solution fit for the consumer market, a technique for selecting a personalised HRTF from a database using a set of measured dimensions from the head and body was assessed. The validation used perceptual judgements from a listening test, and the reliability of these judgements was analysed. A study of the impact of the type of headphone used was also performed.
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David Schönstein. Individualisation of spectral cues for applications in virtual auditory space: study of inter-subject differences in head-related transfer functions using perceptual judgements from listening tests. Acoustics [physics.class-ph]. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2012. English. ⟨tel-00755106⟩

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