Clean audio for TV broadcast : An object-based approach for hearing-impaired viewers
Shirley, BG and Oldfield, RG 2015, 'Clean audio for TV broadcast : An object-based approach for hearing-impaired viewers' , Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63 (4) , pp. 245-256.
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A significant proportion of any population suffer from some form of hearing loss, and age demographics mean that this proportion is increasing. A prominent effect of hearing loss is an increased difficulty to pick out speech signals in the presence of background noise or music, which can be particularly problematic for broadcast audio content. Consequently a common subject of complaints to broadcasters is that the dialogue is masked by background noise/music or that speech intelligibility is poor. This paper presents these issues, reviews previously proposed solutions, and presents an object-based approach that can be implemented within MPEG-H that can give users control of their audio mix and hence facilitate enhancements to be made for hearing impaired viewers.
|Themes:||Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Audio Engineering Society|
|Publisher:||Audio Engineering Society|
|Funders:||EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development|
|Depositing User:||Dr Ben Shirley|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2015 16:33|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 00:23|
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