Professorship for Hearing Technology and Acoustics

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The "Professorship for Hearing Technology and Acoustics" deals with acoustical topics that are connected to human perception.

Special subfields of the chair for Hearing Technology and Acoustics are auditory scene analysis (Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments), audio-visual interaction, binaural technology, noise research, psychoacoustics, 3D-audio reproduction methods, spatial perception, and hearing technology in biomedical engineering.

Within the professorship’s main field of research methods are developed that allow conducting listening experiments in artificially created complex acoustical scenes as lifelike as possible.

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Professorship for Technical Acoustics

The professorship for Technical Acoustics deals with physical and technical aspects of sound with connections to the direction of the human sound perception, which are examined in Medical Acoustics. Special subfields of Technical Acoustics are general sound measuring technique, electroacoustics, building acoustics, numerical acoustics, vibroacoustics and noise control, which covers origin, diffusion and effect of sound. In auralization, to reproduce audible sounds from measured or computed data, all those subfields are connected through algorithms of audio signal processing. Within the professorship’s main field of research, Acoustic Virtual Reality, this is examined and applied in real time procedures.

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