SenseLab listener panels

The listener panels are a key element in our independent sound quality evaluation services. The listener panels include highly skilled and maintained expert assessors according to the ISO 8586-2 categorization, and we have access to larger groups of consumers, incl. hearing impaired persons.

The listener panels are our sound quality measuring tools

We acknowledge that listeners are one of our key sources in providing our clients with reliable data. The feedback, the listener panels give us, is crucial in the R&D process.

Continuous training, good motivation, and a high level of activity is the key to good panel performance.

In working with sensory evaluation of sound quality and understanding drivers of preference, you need two types of panel, an expert panel and a consumer panel. At SenseLab, we hold both types.

SenseLab Expert listener panel

Our expert listener panel is the backbone of our sensory work. We have carefully selected and trained the highly-skilled assessors who provide us with objective measurements within the sensory modalities of hearing and vision.

The SenseLab Expert Panel currently consists of 25 highly motivated assessors, who have been screened using a range of discrimination and sensitivity tests.

Through our network and professional collaborations, we offer the possibility of conducting international studies in multiple languages if needed.

Panel performance

We continuously survey our assessors’ performance, making sure that we live up to high standards in delivering good and objective data sets.

By monitoring the assessors’ performance, we can hand pick those whose skills match a specific type of task or sensory modality.

Hearing impaired panel

SenseLab’s services include a trained hearing-impaired listener panel with a ‘N2’ - ‘N3’ mild to moderate hearing loss according to IEC 60118-15.

The ‘N3’ listeners all have +3 years of experience as hearing aid users, and they play a key role for our services related to evaluating sound quality of hearing aids or hearing aid accessories.

The panel is employed for establishing knowledge about how hearing aid products sound quality is perceived and preferred, and results are both used for benchmark/marketing purposes as well as internal R&D work for optimization of product sound quality.

Do you want to learn more about our listener panels? Contact us or read more about SenseLab here.