Binaural Loudness Squelch

Studies have reported that listening with two ears is better than listening with one, especially in binaural understanding of speech in a noisy environment.  This binaural advantage is believed to arise from a combination of head diffraction, redundancy, and binaural squelch effects.  Head diffraction has been discussed previously, and binaural redundancy is being reserved for…

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Localization: More Important Than Word Recognition?

Sound Localization – Time-of-Arrival Differences at the Ears   Time-of-arrival of sound at the two ears is an important contributor to sound localization. In this continuation of a series on binaural hearing, special attention is given to the second major contributor to sound localization, that of time-of-arrival of the sound at the two ears. Last…

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