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Head-Related Transfer Functions of Children

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Several detailed investigations into the head-related transfer functions (HRTF) of adults have been performed in the past. However, little information is available about the effects of growth-dependent geometrical data of the head and torso of children and on the corresponding HRTFs. At first a database containing anthropometric data of children aged four to six years was created and the data were analysed. Due to difficulties involved during direct measurements of HRTFs of children, detailed and simplified CAD models were created and HRTFs obtained by numerical simulations. The results are discussed with regard to age-dependent binaural cues and concerning further steps required for head and torso simulators applicable for measuring close-to-the ear sources like hearing aids.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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