Acoustic scene analysis using estimated impulse responses

Erik Larsen, Chris D. Schmitz, Charissa R. Lansing, William D. O'Brien, Bruce C. Wheeler, Albert S. Feng

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Pre-processing for hearing aids, such as adaptive beamforming, is sensitive to characteristics of the acoustic environment, in particular, reverberation. We conjecture that knowledge of the acoustic environment can aid selection of an optimal signal processing strategy. In this paper we present a method for estimation of direct-to-reverberant energy ratio from partial room responses to an impulsive sound at one receiver location, and of source distance, average absorption, reverberation time, and room volume as intermediate results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - 2003
EventConference Record of the Thirty-Seventh Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2003Nov 12 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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