AES New York 2011
Master Class MC2

Friday, October 21, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm (Room: 1E08)

MC2 - Human Hearing 101—How it Works (The Short Version)

Jim Johnston

In this class, we will discuss a variety of subjects at a conceptual level, from Head Related Transfer Functions to the actual filters implemented in the human Cochlea. Along the way, loudness vs. intensity, the law of the first wavefront, localization, auditory masking, the effects of attention, and inter-sensory interaction will be discussed. When you are done with this class, you will have an understanding of how the ear does frequency analysis, and the way that that affects everything else that relates to the human auditory system, from localization, through masking, to the absolute threshold of hearing. In addition to the above, issues of envelopment, direct vs. diffuse sensation, and spatial perception will be discussed as time allows.

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