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In the frame of the HearCom 1 project five promising signal enhancement algorithms are validated for future use in hearing instrument devices. To assess the algorithm performance solely based on simulation experiments, a number of physical evaluation measures have been proposed that incorporate basic aspects of normal and impaired human hearing.(More)
In the framework of the European HearCom project, promising signal enhancement algorithms were developed and evaluated for future use in hearing instruments. To assess the algorithms' performance, five of the algorithms were selected and implemented on a common real-time hardware/software platform. Four test centers in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and(More)
For high-frequency complex stimuli, detection thresholds for envelope-based interaural time differences (ITDs) decrease with overall level. Substantial heterogeneity is, however, evident among the findings concerning the rate at which thresholds decline with level. This study investigated factors affecting the influence of overall level on threshold ITDs.(More)
Recently two studies [Klein-Hennig et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 3856-3872 (2011); Laback et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 1515-1529 (2011)] independently investigated the isolated effect of pause duration on sensitivity to interaural time differences (ITD) in the ongoing stimulus envelope. The steepness of the threshold ITD as a function of pause(More)
The role of temporal fluctuations and systematic variations of interaural parameters in localization of sound sources in spatially distributed, nonstationary noise conditions was investigated. For this, Bayesian estimation was applied to interaural parameters calculated with physiologically plausible time and frequency resolution. Probability density(More)