The relation between the information delivered by head-related transfer function and human spatial hearing Academic Article uri icon


  • The human auditory system is capable of performing various tasks related to spatial hearing including sound localization and source segregation. The performance of these tasks depends on many factors, including the complexity of the sound field; the way in which the information from the sound field is transferred to the ears; and the ability of the binaural hearing system to extract the required information. This study focuses on the role of the transfer system represented by the HRTFs that relate the sound field to the signals at the ears. Previously, a measure for the information delivered by the HRTFs was proposed and the role of HRTFs in human sound localization in the horizontal and median planes was investigated. In the current study the role of HRTFs in human sound localization is further investigated by analyzing localization in the entire three-dimensional space. Then, the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013