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SenseLab contributes to continuous research, development and knowledge-sharing within perceptual audio evaluation, sensory evaluation, acoustics, psychoacoustics and sound quality.
Technology pioneers with up-to-date knowledge of all things soundAt SenseLab, our goal is to use our unique professional competencies to drive technology transformations that contribute to the long-term development of society. Not only do we build knowledge, but we also take great pride in sharing it through our many research and business partnerships in Denmark and globally.
Your go-to partner for research and development of perceptual audio evaluationSenseLab contributes to global research and development within perceptual audio evaluation, sensory evaluation, acoustics, psychoacoustics and the use of listening tests. Here is a selection of our presentations and publications.
Higher-order ambisonic sound scene repository dataset
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The sound wheel suggests common concepts for sounds and their properties.
News, articles and projects
Product design using a virtual listening panel
Virtual listening panels designed to expand the opportunities within sound quality measurements.
Noise in open offices
Noise monitoring and nudging in open office environments.
Common language to describe sound
A new ITU-report describes how to develop a vocabulary for sound characteristics.
Recent publications by the SenseLab team:
Perceptual audio evaluation
Bech, S., & Zacharov, N. V. (2008). Perceptual audio evaluation: Theory, method and application. (Tutorial). 125th AES convention (San Francisco, USA)
Fischer, R., Junius, D., Legarth, S. V. (2013). Sensory profiling – a method for improving sound quality of hearing aids. Z Audiol 2013; 52 (3) 107-113
Kvist, P., Pedersen T. H. (2006). Translation into Danish of the questions and modifiers for socio-acoustic surveys. Euronoise 2006 proceedings
Legarth, S. V., & Zacharov, N. V. (2009). Assessor selection process for multisensory applications. Proceedings of the 126th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society (Munich, Germany)
Legarth, S. V., Ramsgaard. J., Le Ray, G., Zacharov, N. (2010). A performance comparison of Home Usage Testing and Central Location Testing in small impairment listening tests. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS), (Dresden, German)
Legarth, S.V., Simonsen, C.S., Bramsløw, L., Le Ray, G., Zacharov, N. (2010). Sensory evaluation of hearing aid performance based on normal-hearing listeners. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS) (Dresden, Germany)
Lokki, T., Pätynen, J., Zacharov, N. (2011). Concert hall acoustics assessment with sensory evaluation – tools and practices. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics (Dublin, Ireland)
Lorho, G., Legarth, S. V., Zacharov, N. (2010). Perceptual validation of binaural recordings for mobile multimedia loudspeaker evaluation. AES 38th (Piteå, Sweden)
Pedersen, T. H., & Zacharov, N. V. (2008). How many psycho-acoustic attributes are needed? Proceedings of the 5th Forum Acousticum (Paris, France)
Simonsen, C. S., Legarth, S. V. (2010). A Procedure for Sound Quality Evaluation of Hearing Aids. Hearing Review, Dec. 2010
Ramsgaard, J. Zacharov, N., Khalid, J., Le Ray, G. (2011). Evaluation of complex audio systems using Rapid Online Listening Test methods. Pangborn 2011 Symposium (Toronto, Canada)
Torben Holm Pedersen, Tore Stegenborg-Andersen (2013). Live concert sound quality – Measurements and assessments of eight concert venues
Christer P. Volk, Torben Holm Pedersen (2013). System Audio – Q113. Lyttetest med hi-fi-højttalere
Zacharov, N., Ramsgaard, J., Le Ray, G., & Jørgensen, C. V. (2010). The multidimensional characterization of active noise cancellation headphone perception. Quality of Multimedia Experience (QOMEX) (Trondheim, Norway)
Zacharov, N. V. (2008). Perceptual evaluation techniques for spatial sound. (Invited presentation). Ears Wide Open (Rennes, France).
Pedersen, T. H. Karakteristik af lyden fra audioprodukter. Lydhjulet kan bruges til at give en objektiv beskrivelse af lyden. Tek’notat nr. 7, 2015
Pedersen, T. H. Perceptual characteristics of audio.The sound wheel can be used to provide an objective description of the sound. Tech document nr. 7 2015
Pedersen, T. H. Objektive lyttetests af audioprodukter. Et værdifuldt redskab til produktudvikling og forbrugerinformation. TEK’notat nr. 11 2016
Pedersen, T. H. Objective listening test of audio products. A valuable tool for product development and consumer information. Tech document nr. 11 2016
Product sound quality, psycho-acoustics, sound branding
Ellermeier, W., & Legarth, S. V. (2006). Visual bias in subjective assessments of automotive sounds. (Presentation). EuroNoise 2006 (Tampere, Finland)
Pedersen, T. H. (2001). Measurements and Judgments of Sound in relation to Human Sound Perception. DELTA Report AV 1461/01. Implemented as Nordtest ACOU 111, “Human Sound Perception – Guidelines for listening tests”, 2002
Pedersen, T. H. (2008). Semantic space of sounds. DELTA, Denmark
Pedersen, T.H. (2010). White paper on external warning sounds for electric cars – Recommendations and guidelines. AV 1224/10, DELTA, Denmark
Ramsgaard, J. (2009). Emotional profiling of sound logos. (MSc Thesis). Aarhus University, Denmark
Ramsgaard, J. Le Ray, G., Zacharov, N. (2010). Exploring the cross modal perception of sound and text in a study of sound logos. 4th EuroSense conference on sensory and consumer research, (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)
Ramsgaard, J. Holme, S., Kjems, K., Zacharov, N. (2011). Audio Branding – what to test and why? Audio Branding Academy (ABA) Yearbook
Zacharov, N., Ramsgaard, J., Le Ray, G (2010). Quantifying the perceptual characteristics of sound logos. Oral presentation at the 39th European Marketing Academy conference (EMAC), (Copenhagen, 2010)
Ramsgaard, J. Le Ray, G., Winther, J., Beckmann, S. (2012). Free Association Profiling of Sound Logos: An Exploratory Study. In Audio Branding Academy (ABA) Yearbook, Nomos
Le Ray, G. (2009). Development of a statistical routine with R in the field of audio engineering. (MSc Thesis). AGRO CAMPUS OUEST, France
Le Ray, G., Molto, Q., & Husson, F. (2009). Hierachical clustering on principal components (HCPC). (Presentation). useR! Conference (Rennes, France)
Le Ray, G., Zacharov, N., Ramsgaard, J. (2010). Multivariate analyses of cross modal perception sound logos and text strings, MATLS conference, Danish Technical University
Le Ray, G. Pedersen, T. H., Ramsgaard, J., Legarth, S. (2012). Aggregation of data from different sessions/experiments using anchor systems. Sensometrics 2012 (Rennes, France)
Lorho, G., Le Ray, G,. Zacharov, N. (2010). eGauge – A Measure of Assessor Expertise in Audio Quality Evaluations. AES 38th (Piteå, Sweden)
Noise and annoyance
Bendsten, H., Pedersen, T. H., Le Ray, G., Forsting, K. (2012). Reduktion af støjgener ved brug af tyndlagsbelægninger. Trafik & Veje 04-12
Legarth, S. V. (2007). Auralization and assessments of annoyance from wind turbines. (Presentation). Second International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise (Lyon, France)
Pedersen, T. H. (2001). Impulsive noise – Objective measuring method for the prominence of impulsive noise. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Work report no. 1, 2001. Implemented as Nordtest ACOU 112: Acoustics: Prominence of impulsive sounds and for adjustment of LAeq 2002-05
Pedersen, T. H. (2007). The “Genlyd” Noise Annoyance Model Dose-Response Relationships Modelled by Logistic Functions. DELTA report AV 1102/07
Pedersen, T. H. (2008). Prominent tones in noise – Proficiency testing among 30 laboratories of the ISO 1996-2 Annex C method and its predecessors. Acoustics 08 – Paris
Pedersen, T. H. (2008). Low Frequency Noise from Large Wind Turbines – A procedure for evaluation of the audibility for low frequency sound and a literature study. Project report AV 1098/08
Pedersen, T. H. (2011). Relations between wind turbine noise and health effects (in Danish). DELTA report AV 1017/11
Pedersen, T. H. (2012). SenseLabOnline listening test on sound insulation of walls – A feasibility study. DELTA report SenseLab 012/12
Pedersen, T. H., Skov, R. S. H. (2018/2020). Guideline: Listening tests for measurement of the relative annoyance and the annoyance potential.
Pedersen, T. H. (2019). Teknisk notat: Lydlandskabsmålinger i Storgården, Tomsgårdsvej 70-110, København. Udført for Mindre lyd i boliger. TC-101398.
Pedersen, T. H. (2022). Teknisk notat: Lydlandskabsmåling II i Storgården Efter anlæggelse af gårdhaven Udført for Københavns Kommune. TC-101987
Ramsgaard, J., Le Ray, G., & Zacharov, N. (2009). Application of napping® to the evaluation of digital camera zoom lens function. Pangborn 2009 Symposium (Florence, Italy)
External warning sounds for electric cars
Gadegaard, Thomas. EC tunes, Kjems, Karsten. Sonic Minds, Pedersen, Torben Holm. DELTA SenseLab, Skov, Ulrik. iCapture. White paper on external warning sounds for electric cars - Recommendations and guidelines
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