Localization performance of blind subjects was measured in a virtual audio environment using non-individualized but customized HRTFs. Results were compared with former results of sighted users using the same measurement setup. Furthermore, orientation and navigation tasks in a real-life outdoor environment were performed in order to compare localization ability of sighted and visually impaired including "walking straight" tasks with and without acoustic feedback and test runs using the white cane as an acoustic tool during navigation.
Wersényi, György; Répás, József
Affiliation: Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary
AES Convention: 132 (April 2012) Paper Number: 8611
Publication Date: April 26, 2012
Subject: Listening Tests
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