Frans A Bilsen

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A theory is presented that describes the binaural processing of interaural time or phase differences. It is an elaboration of the central spectrum concept for the explanation of dichotic pitch phenomena [F. A. Bilsen, "Pitch of noise signals: Evidence for a 'central spectrum'," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 61, 150-161 (1977)]. The generation is postulated for(More)
A directional hearing aid might be beneficial in reducing background noise in relation to the desired speech signal. Conventional hearing aids with a directional cardioid microphone are insufficient because of the low directivity of cardioids. Research was done to develop microphone(s) with strong directional characteristics using array techniques.(More)
Hearing-impaired listeners often have great difficulty understanding speech in surroundings with background noise or reverberation. Based on array techniques, two microphone prototypes (broadside and endfire) have been developed with strongly directional characteristics [Soede et al., "Development of a new directional hearing instrument based on array(More)
Recently, Klein and Hartmann [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 70, 51-61 (1981)] investigated a new dichotic pitch, called the binaural edge pitch (BEP). They used computer-generated periodic noise signals to generate BEP. In the study presented here, the BEP is investigated in order to evaluate the predictions of the central spectrum theory with regard to this(More)