Validation of a Perceptual Distraction Model in a Complex Personal Sound Zone System

Jussi Rämö, Steven Marsh, Søren Bech, Russell Mason, Søren Holdt Jensen

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This paper evaluates a previously proposed perceptual model predicting user’s perceived distraction caused by interfering audio programmes. The distraction model was originally trained using a simple sound reproduction system for music-on-music interference situations and it has not been formally tested using more complex sound systems. A listening experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of the model, using music target and speech interferer reproduced by a complex personal sound-zone system. The model was found to successfully predict the perceived distraction of a more complex sound reproducing system with different target-interferer pairs than it was originally trained for. Thus, the model can be used as a tool for personal sound-zone evaluation and optimization tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AES 141st Convention
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationLos Angeles, CA
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date29 Sep 2016
Article number9665
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2016
EventAES 141st Convention - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016


ConferenceAES 141st Convention
LocationLos Angeles Convention Center
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
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  • Sound Zones
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Perceptual models
  • Listening experiments
  • Mathematical models


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