Hearing Acoustics: Perceptual Principles, Algorithms and Applications (HAPPAA)
The Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) SFB 1330 "Hearing Acoustics: Perceptual Principles, Algorithms and Applications" (HAPPAA for short) has set itself the goal of exploring the principles of speech communication in detail and of promoting the communication skills of the population due to improved hearing aids. The Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics is part of project A4 “Pinning down the mismatch between acoustics and perception”. This project aims at understanding and controlling the key factors in acoustic stimulation and simulation techniques relevant for naturally sounding presentation to humans in a way that avoids any mismatch between the intended and the psychoacoustically determined impression of sound quality, loudness, and other attributes. Further information can be found on the CRC’s homepage.