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Open Access Extent of Sound Image Lateralization: Influence of Measurement Method

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Interaural differences in level and time cause an off-midline sound perception. The extent of this lateralization is either measured by matching the lateralization of a second "acoustic pointer" stimulus or by indicating the perceived location on a visual reference scale. We performed a comparison of the two methods in normal-hearing listeners and report that the visual reference scale is the more direct, robust, accurate, faster and easier to use method. Furthermore, the acoustic pointer stimulus influences the lateralization of the target in some cases.

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by S. Hirzel Verlag · EAA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2018

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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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