Evaluation of the perceived audio quality of hearing aids.

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dc.contributor.author Mancuso, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Picinali, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.author Vercellesi, Giancarlo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-17T15:17:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-17T15:17:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-18
dc.identifier.citation Mancuso, A., Picinali, L. and Vercellesi, G. (2006) Evaluation of the Perceived Quality of Hearing Aids. Proceedings of the DSP Application Day 2006, Computer Science Department of the Università degli Studi, Milano, Italy sept 2006. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5398
dc.description.abstract The higher cultural and social level of people affected by hypoacusis, leads to a growth of the request of high quality hearing aid systems: to achieve this quality enhancement, the evolution of technologies in the hearing aid and audiometric fields is moving towards the digital world. Even if digital audio prosthesis are not new, the algorithms for the enhancement of speech quality and intelligibility are always being improved. We propose a methodology for the evaluation of the perceived quality of hearing aids: the simulation of a real two-dimensional soundscape is done using a quadraphonic loudspeaker array, then a speech signal (extracted from the Italian Audiometric Vocal Audio Archive) is reproduced from a single loudspeaker placed in different positions around the virtual soundscape, and everything is recorded through a Dummy Head microphone system with hearing aids placed on the two ears. The analysis of the signal recorded in these simulations is carried out through a complex comparison of various parameters extracted from the signals in output from the Dummy Head microphone and from the hearing aids. en
dc.description.sponsorship GNReSound Italia en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher DSP Application Day 2006, Università degli Studi di Milano en
dc.subject perceived audio quality en
dc.subject hearing aid en
dc.subject BTE en
dc.subject PESQ en
dc.subject signal to noise ratio en
dc.title Evaluation of the perceived audio quality of hearing aids. en
dc.type Conference en
dc.researchgroup Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre en
dc.researchgroup Interactive and Media Technologies
dc.researchgroup Digital Building Heritage Group
dc.peerreviewed No en


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