Volker Hohmann

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We aim to assess the perceived quality of estimated source signals in the context of audio source separation. These signals may involve one or more kinds of distortions, including distortion of the target source, interference from the other sources or musical noise artifacts. We propose a subjective test protocol to assess the perceived quality with respect(More)
In this study, different objective quality measures for the performance prediction of noise reduction schemes are compared to subjective data from psychoacoustic listening tests. It is shown that the considered perceptual measures are appropriate to define a quality test-bench which can be used for the development and optimization of noise reduction schemes.
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)
Several binaural audio signal enhancement algorithms were evaluated with respect to their potential to improve speech intelligibility in noise for users of bilateral cochlear implants (CIs). 50% speech reception thresholds (SRT50) were assessed using an adaptive procedure in three distinct, realistic noise scenarios. All scenarios were highly nonstationary,(More)
Loudness functions of narrow-band and broad-band stimuli were measured with eight normally-hearing and eight hearing-impaired listeners using a categorical loudness scaling method. In the normally-hearing listeners, narrow-band stimuli, generally generated loudness functions whose slope increased with increasing level, whereas broad-band stimuli generated(More)
In this study, an adaptive procedure for categorical loudness scaling is introduced and evaluated. The procedure adjusts the presentation levels to the subject's individual auditory dynamic range without employing any premeasurement and presents levels in randomized order. The procedure has been named "Oldenburg-ACALOS" (Oldenburg-Adaptive CAtegorical(More)
A multi-signal-processor set-up is introduced that is used for real-time implementation of digital hearing aid algorithms that operate on stereophonic (i.e., binaural) input signals and perform signal processing in the frequency domain. A multiband dynamic compression algorithm was implemented which operates in 24 critical band filter channels, allows for(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)