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Sensory Evaluation of Sound



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Sensory Evaluation of Sound provides a detailed review of the latest sensory evaluation techniques, specifically applied to the evaluation of sound and audio. This three-part book commences with an introduction to the fundamental role of sound and hearing, which is followed by an overview of sensory evaluation methods and associated univariate and multivariate statistical analysis techniques. The final part of the book provides several chapters with concrete real-world applications of sensory evaluation ranging from telecommunications, hearing aids design and binaural sound, via the latest research in concert hall acoustics through to audio-visual interaction. Aimed at the engineer, researcher, university student or manager the book gives insight into the advanced methods for the sensory evaluation with many application examples. Introduces the fundamental of hearing and the value of sound Provides a firm theoretical basis for advanced techniques in sensory evaluation of sound that are then illustrated with concrete examples from university research through to industrial product development Includes chapters on sensory evaluation practices and methods as well as univariate and multivariate statistical analysis Six application chapters covering a wide range of concrete sensory evaluation study examples including insight into audio-visual assessment Includes data analysis with several associated downloadable datasets Provides extensive references to the existing research literature, text books and standards

Author Biography

Dr Nick Zacharov is a Senior technologist at DELTA SenseLab, Denmark. With an academic background in electroacoustics, acoustics and signal processing, Nick has a broad industrial experience in the audio profession. Having commenced his career in professional loudspeakers with Genelec, he held posts as acoustic engineer through to R&D Director. He spent over 12 years with Nokia where he worked with audio quality assessment. In 2000 he was a Foreign Research Fellow at the University of Aizu in Japan. He continued working with Nokia until 2007, by which time he had become widely recognised as one of the world's leading authorities in the specialist field of audio quality assessment. He then became a founding member of DELTA SenseLab, providing world class listening tests and sensory evaluation services to both the audio and telecommunications community. A Member of the Institute of Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America, the Sensometrics Society, Nick Zacharov is also a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a chartered engineer. He has been an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, serving as chairperson, co-chairman of conferences and AES governor. He holds several audio patents and has more than 70 major publications to his name. Nick Zacharov is also co-author of "Perceptual Audio Evaluation - theory, method and application", which is the acknowledged textbook in this field.
Release date Australia
December 28th, 2018
Edited by Nick Zacharov
Country of Publication
United States
31 Tables, black and white; 91 Illustrations, color; 92 Illustrations, black and white
Productivity Press
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