The field of spatial hearing has exploded in the decade or so since Jens Blauert's classic work on acoustics was first published in English. This revised edition adds a new chapter that describes developments in such areas as auditory virtual reality an important field of application that is based mainly on the physics of spatial hearing , binaural technology modeling speech enhancement by binaural hearing , and spatial sound-field mapping. The chapter also includes recent research on the precedence effect that provides clear experimental evidence that cognition plays a significant role in spatial hearing. The remaining four chapters in this comprehensive reference cover auditory research procedures and psychometric methods, spatial hearing with one sound source, spatial hearing with multiple sound sources and in enclosed spaces, and progress and trends from the first German edition to the first English edition —work that includes research on the physics of the external ear, and the application of signal processing theory to modeling the spatial hearing process. There is an extensive bibliography of more than items. A comprehensive, thorough, and easily readable survey of all the important work that has been done on the theories of hearing.
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His major scientific fields of interest are spatial hearing, binaural technology, aural architecture, perceptual quality, speech technology , virtual environments and tele-presence. Blauert was born in Hamburg on June 20, to Werner, a university lecturer and Hedwig. He has provided his professional expertise to the science community in several countries and has been asked to lecture at many universities worldwide, including Cardiff University. In he was awarded an honorary degree Dr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Biography [ edit ] Blauert was born in Hamburg on June 20, to Werner, a university lecturer and Hedwig. Acta acustica united with acustica. Retrieved 6 January Jens Blauert". Sound and Recording. Focal Press. Spatial hearing: the psychophysics of human sound localization. MIT Press. Cardiff University. Acoustics for Engineers: Troy Lectures. Van Holliday Thomas Young.
Jens Blauert. Spatial hearing refers to the capacity of listeners to infer information about direction and distance from auditory signals. Its study involves the overlap of acoustics, psychology, psychophysics, physiology, medicine, engineering, architectural design, and musical analysis, and its applications include the design of speaker systems, concert halls and other interiors, and the development of noise-reduction systems. This book updates and expands an interdisciplinary survey and text first published in Germany in The Journal of the Institute for Radio Engineering wrote of the first edition that "the literature in this field is so fragmented and scattered that it is virtually inaccessible to most audio engineers, telecommunications technicians, and others for whom it is of vital interest. Thus it is all the more a pleasure to acclaim the author of this first comprehensive monograph, and to recognize how successful he has been in his lucid organization and presentation of so much information.
Spatial Hearing, Revised Edition