Ch 1: Binaural Processing of Sounds
Ch 2: Localization and Lateralization of Sound
Ch 3: Sound Source Localization Is a Multisystem Process
Ch 4: Anatomy and Physiology of the Avian Binaural System
Ch 5: Binaural Hearing by the Mammalian Auditory Brainstem: Joint Coding of Interaural Level and Time Differences by the Lateral Superior Olive
Ch 6: Binaural Hearing with Temporally Complex Signals
Ch 7: Binaural Hearing and Across-Channel Processing
Ch 8: Binaural Unmasking and Spatial Release from Masking
Ch 9: Spatial Hearing in Rooms and Effects of Reverberation
Ch 10: Computational Models of Binaural Processing
Ch 11: Clinical Ramifications of the Effects of Hearing Impairment and Aging on Spatial and Binaural Hearing
Ch 12: Physiology of Higher Central Auditory Processing and Plasticity
Ch 13: BinauralHearing with Devices.
The field of Binaural Hearing involves studies of auditory perception, physiology, and modeling, including normal and abnormal aspects of the system. Binaural processes involved in both sound localization and speech unmasking have gained a broader interest and have received growing attention in the published literature. The field has undergone some significant changes. There is now a much richer understanding of the many aspects that comprising binaural processing, its role in development, and in success and limitations of hearing-aid and cochlear-implant users.
The goal of this volume is to provide an up-to-date reference on the developments and novel ideas in the field of binaural hearing. The primary readership for the volume is expected to be academic specialists in the diverse fields that connect with psychoacoustics, neuroscience, engineering, psychology, audiology, and cochlear implants. This volume will serve as an important resource by way of introduction to the field, in particular for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, the faculty who train them and clinicians.
• Features physiological comparisons between avian and mammalian binaural systems
• Explores human perception and modeling with a focus on perceptual outcomes
• Reviews contemporary developments in binaural hearing, including behavioral studies, neurophysiological and anatomical studies, auditory plasticity, modeling, and hearing-assistive devices