Applied Psychoacoustics / Sound Quality
Research Interest


Our work focuses on these issues:

  • applying well-founded scaling methodology to sound-quality evaluation,
  • investigating product sound in selected domains such as auditory warnings, gear noise, noise from photovoltaic inverters and
  • using binaural technology to properly auralize sound for sound-quality studies.

Publications (selection):

  • Vallin, P.-A., Marquis-Favre, C., Gille, L.-A., & Ellermeier, W. (2018). Selection of a sound propagation model for noise annoyance prediction: A perceptual approach. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 1283-1286.
  • Parizet, E., Ellermeier, W., & Robart, R. (2014). Auditory warnings for electric vehicles: Detectability in normal-vision and visually-impaired listeners. Applied Acoustics, 86, 50–58. DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.05.006
  • Ellermeier, W., Kattner, F., Kurtze, L., & Bös, J. (2014). Psychoacoustic characterization of the noise produced by photovoltaic inverters. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 100 (6), 1120-1128.
  • Sivonen, V.P. & Ellermeier, W. (2008). Binaural loudness for artificial-head measurements in directional sound fields. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 56(6), 452-461.
  • Song, W., Ellermeier, W. & Hald, J. (2008). Using beamforming and binaural synthesis for the psychoacoustical evaluation of target sources in noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(2), 910-924.
  • Sivonen, V.P. & Ellermeier, W. (2006). Directional loudness in an anechoic sound field, head-related transfer functions, and binaural summation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5), 2965-2980.
  • Zimmer, K., Ellermeier, W. & Schmid, C. (2004). Using probabilistic choice models to investigate auditory unpleasantness. Acta acustica – Acustica, 90(6), 1019-1028. link to journal (opens in new tab)