An overview of the major phenomena of the localization of sound sources by normal-hearing, hearing-impaired, and aided listeners

Akeroyd, Michael A. (2014) An overview of the major phenomena of the localization of sound sources by normal-hearing, hearing-impaired, and aided listeners. Trends in Hearing, 18 . ISSN 2331-2165

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Abstract

Localizing a sound source requires the auditory system to determine its direction and its distance. In general, hearing-impaired listeners do less well in experiments measuring localization performance than normal-hearing listeners, and hearing aids often exacerbate matters. This article summarizes the major experimental effects in direction (and its underlying cues of interaural time differences and interaural level differences) and distance for normal-hearing, hearing-impaired, and aided listeners. Front/back errors and the importance of self-motion are noted. The influence of vision on the localization of real-world sounds is emphasized, such as through the ventriloquist effect or the intriguing link between spatial hearing and visual attention.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: spatial hearing, hearing impairment, hearing aids, vision, evolution
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216514560442
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Depositing User: Akeroyd, Professor Michael
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2018 10:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50834

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