Personalization in object-based audio for accessibility : a review of advancements for hearing impaired listeners

Ward, L and Shirley, BG ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9634-4489 2019, 'Personalization in object-based audio for accessibility : a review of advancements for hearing impaired listeners' , Journal of the Audio Engineering Society . (In Press)

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Abstract

Hearing loss is widespread and significantly impacts an individual’s ability to engage with broadcast media. Access can be improved through new object-based audio personalization methods. Utilizing the literature on hearing loss and intelligibility this paper develops three dimensions which are evidenced to improve intelligibility: spatial separation, speech to noise ratio and redundancy. These can be personalized, individually or concurrently, using object based audio. A systematic review of all work in object-based audio personalization is then undertaken. These dimensions are utilized to evaluate each project’s approach to personalisation, identifying successful approaches, commercial challenges and the next steps required to ensure continuing improvements to broadcast audio for hard of hearing individuals.

Item Type: Article
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
Depositing User: Dr Ben Shirley
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 14:41
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 12:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51478

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