Object-based Clean Audio

An ongoing research area working with broadcast technology providers leading to publications and public demonstrations at IBC in 2015 and 2016 (Amsterdam), and NAB in 2016 (Las Vegas). Some of this work has been supported by DTS Inc. who were kind enough to host demonstrations of the work at recent broadcast trade shows and conferences and to provide supporting technologies.

Following on from the Clean Audio Project, and motivated by new object-based audio broadcast formats the research aims to investigate the potential for object-based audio broadcast to deliver an improved viewing experience for older and hearing impaired people.

Please see the following for further information:

Journal Articles

Personalized Object-Based Audio for Hearing Impaired TV Viewers

Shirley, B. G., Meadows, M., Malak, F., Woodcock, J. S., & Tidball, A. (2017). Personalized object-based audio for hearing impaired TV viewers. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 65(4), 293-303.

Clean Audio for TV broadcast: An Object-Based Approach for Hearing-Impaired Viewers

Shirley, B., & Oldfield, R. (2015). Clean audio for TV broadcast: An object-based approach for hearing-impaired viewers. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(4), 245-256.

This article is open access and can also be found on the Audio Engineering Society Electronic Library here.

Blog Posts

IBC 2015: TV Sound for Hearing Impaired People

Clean Audio for TV broadcast: An Object-Based Approach for Hearing-Impaired Viewers

Related Project

ABACus project