Hearing Acoustics

Course Description

Relevant characteristics of sound. Structure and acoustical characteristics of the hearing mechanism. Stimulus and sense. Loudness and parameters that influence it. Hearing as a sound analyzer, critical bands, HRTF. Analyzing time. Masking effect. Perception of pitch, timbre and tonal color, time relations. Monaural and binaural approach. Spatial resolution of hearing. Inhibition processes, special effects (Cocktail-Party, Franssen, etc.). Space perception. Adaptation, fatigue, hearing damage. Hearing perception of music.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


Brian C. J. Moore (2012.), An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, BRILL
Jens Blauert (2013.), The Technology of Binaural Listening, Springer Science & Business Media
Eberhard Zwicker, Hugo Fastl (2013.), Psychoacoustics, Springer Science & Business Media
Jens Blauer (ed.) (2006.), Communication Acoustics (Signals and Communication Technology), Springer
Ville Pulkki, Matti Karjalainen (2015.), Communication Acoustics, John Wiley & Sons
David Howard, Jamie Angus (2017.), Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Routledge

For students


ID 154769
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning