A comparison of spatial listening in a soundbooth versus an immersive virtual environment

Authors

  • Jacob Maracle Dept of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Sin Tung Lau Dept of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Dario Coletta Dept of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Gurjit Singh Dept of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller Dept of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Jennifer Campos Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2A2, Canada

Keywords:

Comparative studies, Coordinate response measures, Immersive virtual environments, Listening-in, Percentage points, Test Environment

Abstract

A comparative study of spatial listening in a soundbooth versus an immersive virtual environment was conducted to better understand whether the results of soundbooth studies can be generalized to real life. A target sentence and two competing sentences drawn from the sentences recorded by four males for the Coordinate Response Measure were presented concurrently to the listeners from three different locations. All participants completed 8 sessions in each of two conditions. The two conditions differed in terms of the test environment, while each session consisted of 4 blocks of 30 trials. In both test environments, performance was best when listeners were certain about the location of the target and performance declined as location certainty decreased. The largest difference in performance between the two test environment conditions was only 4.6 percentage points.

Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Maracle J, Lau ST, Coletta D, Singh G, Kathleen Pichora-Fuller M, Campos J. A comparison of spatial listening in a soundbooth versus an immersive virtual environment. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2012Sep.1 [cited 2021May13];40(3):120-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2568

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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