Sunday, May 21, 09:00 — 10:45 (Salon 4+5 London)
Nadja Schinkel-Bielefeld (Chair), Deborah Ebem (Panelist), Jan Holub (Panelist), Alexander Raake (Panelist), Qin Yili (Panelist)
Listening tests, i.e., for the standardization of new coding technologies, are performed all over the world with listeners of different cultures rating items in various languages, including some they do not understand. However, it is not well understood how cultural differences of the listeners may affect these test results. In this workshop we want to discuss cultural influences in listening tests including: (a) the perception and judgement of audio quality; (b) the influence of native or foreign language material or music typical or atypical for the listener’s culture; (c) how weighing of sound characteristics or artifacts correlates with cultural differences with respect to preference and audio quality; and (d) cultural dependencies of the use of scales and labels in listening tests.
This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals