Time dependence of the time interval in distance/ intensity threshold in human listeners.

Autores UPV
Revista The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America


The paper presents the distance threshold for complex virtual sounds localization in dependence of the time interval. The method of measurement was a forced-choice, three-down one-up staircase. The sound is a complex record of a click sound of 47 ms at 44.1 kHz measured by using a maximum length binary sequence in an anechoic chamber. The azimuth of the experimental is 0, at the center of the human head where the ITD = 0, varying just the intensity. The investigation reported that the lowest distance thresholds of 0.06 m occurred for high inter click intervals at 200 ms¿300ms. At lower ICIs, the distance threshold increases considerably. The experimental was carried out with the objective to find the distance threshold and time interval for implementing the data for a navigation device for blind people.