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Analysis and visualization of dynamic human voice directivity

Pörschmann, Christoph; Arend, Johannes M.

FG Audiokommunikation

In many everyday situations, we experience the influence of the human voice directivity. We perceive loudness and timbre differently when a speaker faces us or turns away from us. Often, we use voice directivity intuitively, for example when facing a person in a meeting or a casual conversation. Such effects of human voice directivity have long been a topic of research. Early studies were carried out more than 200 years ago analyzing the directional radiation of speech in general.