Tuning in the spatial dimension: evidence from a masked speech identification task.

@article{Marrone2008TuningIT,
  title={Tuning in the spatial dimension: evidence from a masked speech identification task.},
  author={Nicole L Marrone and Christine Mason and Gerald Kidd},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={1146-58}
}
Spatial release from masking was studied in a three-talker soundfield listening experiment. The target talker was presented at 0 degrees azimuth and the maskers were either colocated or symmetrically positioned around the target, with a different masker talker on each side. The symmetric placement greatly reduced any "better ear" listening advantage. When the maskers were separated from the target by +/-15 degrees , the average spatial release from masking was 8 dB. Wider separations increased… CONTINUE READING