Communication Acoustics / Edition 1

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Overview

Communication Acoustics deals with the fundamentals of those areas of acoustics which are related to modern communication technologies. Due to the advent of digital signal processing and recording in acoustics, these areas have enjoyed an enormous upswing during the last 4 decades. The book chapters represent review articles covering the most relevant areas of the field. They are written with the goal of providing students with comprehensive introductions. Further they offer a supply of numerous references to the relevant literature. Besides its usefulness as a textbook, this will make the book a source of valuable information for those who want to improve or refresh their knowledge in the field of communication acoustics – and to work their way deeper into it. Due to its interdisciplinary character Communication Acoustics is bound to attract readers from many different areas, such as: acoustics, cognitive science, speech science, and communication technology.

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"This book provides a great deal of useful information about many diverse areas of acoustics, and I believe that it will make a major contribution to the literature … . All of the chapters are well-written and clearly illustrated, and a few of the chapters are truly outstanding in terms of their depth and breadth of coverage of the topic area. … this book serves as a fitting tribute to the tremendous impact Jens Blauert has had on the worldwide study of acoustics … ." (Douglas Brungart, JASA - Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 120 (4), 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540221623
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/21/2005
  • Series: Signals and Communication Technology Series
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Analysis and synthesis of auditory scenes 1
2 Evolutionary adaptations for auditory communication 27
3 A functional view on the peripheral human hearing organ 47
4 Modelling of binaural hearing 75
5 Audio-visual interaction in the context of multi-media applications 109
6 Psycho-acoustics and sound quality 139
7 Quality of transmitted speech for humans and machines 163
8 Assigning meaning to sounds - semiotics in the context of product-sound design 193
9 Binaural technique - basic methods for recording, synthesis, and reproduction 223
10 Hearing-aid technology 255
11 Auditory virtual environments 277
12 The evolution of digital audio technology 299
13 Speech production - acoustics, models, and applications 321
14 Speech and audio coding - aiming at high quality and low data rates 339
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