Development of a clarity parameter using a time-varying loudness model

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Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2018, 143 (6), pp. 3455 - 3459
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2018-06-01
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© 2018 Acoustical Society of America. The perceived sound clarity is often estimated with the clarity index, which is calculated on the basis of physical acoustic measures that can correlate weakly to the way humans perceive sound for certain test conditions. Therefore, this study proposes a clarity parameter based on a binaural room impulse response processed with a time-varying loudness model. The proposed parameter is validated by calculating the correlation coefficient with subject responses collected from previous listening experiments. Results show that the parameter outperforms the clarity index in most of the tested conditions, but its performance is less robust than parameter for clarity (PCLA).
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