Hearing protection headsets can be made acoustically transparent to the user if environmental sound can be easily localized. A proposed array of microphones processed by a filter-and-sum technique can recreate the target head-related transfer functions. A three-dimensional numerical model of a KEMAR mannequin with headset was experimentally verified to a 12-kHz bandwidth. The optimal six-microphone array (three per headphone) was measured in an anechoic chamber, and preliminary subjective tests were encouraging.
Gillett, Philip; Johnson, Marty; Perini, Efrain; Toso, Alessandro; Harris, Daniel
Affiliations: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA; Sennheiser Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA, USA(See document for exact affiliation information.)
JAES Volume 58 Issue 11 pp. 941-951; November 2010
Publication Date: December 23, 2010
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