Patrick M. Zurek

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  • P M Zurek
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1980
The precedence effect, the observation that sound-source localization is determined largely by the interaural cues associated with the earlier-arriving direct sound to the neglect of later-arriving reflections, was investigated in several psychophysical experiments. The first experiment employed a stimulus composed of a continuous noise and its delayed(More)
A simple model to summarize the precedence effect is proposed that uses a single metric to quantify the relative dominance of the initial interaural delay over the trailing interaural delay in lateralization. This model is described and then used to relate new measurements of the precedence effect made with adjustment and discrimination paradigms. In the(More)
In this paper evaluations of a two-microphone adaptive beamforming system for hearing aids are presented. The system, based on the constrained adaptive beamformer described by Griffiths and Jim [IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. AP-30, 27-34 (1982)], adapts to preserve target signals from straight ahead and to minimize jammer signals arriving from other(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the extent to which the difficulty experienced by impaired listeners in understanding noisy speech can be explained on the basis of elevated tone-detection thresholds. Twenty-one impaired ears of 15 subjects, spanning a variety of audiometric configurations with average hearing losses to 75 dB, were tested for(More)
  • P M Zurek
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1979
The notion of binaural echo suppression that has persisted through the years states that when listening binaurally, the effects of reverberation (spectral modulation or coloration) are less noticeable than when listening with one ear only. This idea was tested in the present study by measuring thresholds for detection of an echo of a diotic noise masker(More)
This paper concerns the extent to which the precedence effect is observed when leading and lagging sounds occupy different spectral regions. Subjects, listening under headphones, were asked to match the intracranial lateral position of an acoustic pointer to that of a test stimulus composed of two binaural noise bursts with asynchronous onsets,(More)