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.
- Personalized Object-Based Audio for Hearing Impaired TV Viewers
Shirley, B. G., Meadows, M., Malak, F., Woodcock, J. S., & Tidball, A. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 65(4), 293-303. (2017).
- Clean Audio for TV broadcast: An Object-Based Approach for Hearing-Impaired Viewers
Ben Shirley, Rob Oldfield
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(4), 245-256. (2015).
This article is open access and can also be found on the Audio Engineering Society Electronic Library here.
IBC 2015: TV Sound for Hearing Impaired People
Clean Audio for TV broadcast: An Object-Based Approach for Hearing-Impaired Viewers