An Interaural Magnification Algorithm for Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Level Differences

Shadi Pirhosseinloo, Kostas Kokkinakis


In this work, we describe an interaural magnification algorithm for speech enhancement in noise and reverberation. The proposed algorithm operates by magnifying the interaural level differences corresponding to the interfering sound source. The enhanced signal outputs are estimated by processing the signal inputs with the interaurally-magnified head-related transfer functions. Experimental results with speech masked by a single interfering source in anechoic and reverberant scenarios indicate that the proposed algorithm yields an increased benefit due to spatial release from masking and a much higher perceived speech quality.


DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1049

Cite as

Pirhosseinloo, S., Kokkinakis, K. (2016) An Interaural Magnification Algorithm for Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Level Differences. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 2558-2561.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Pirhosseinloo+2016,
author={Shadi Pirhosseinloo and Kostas Kokkinakis},
title={An Interaural Magnification Algorithm for Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Level Differences},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1049},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1049},
pages={2558--2561}
}