Hafter Auditory Perception Lab
Ervin Hafter, Ph. D.
At the Auditory Perception Lab we are currently conducting research in the area of shared attention, effects of noise reduction on speech cognition, spatial perception of sound, and effects of reverberant environments on users of hearing aids and cochlear implants.
The Ear Club
We organize a weekly auditory colloquium featuring distinguished speakers on a broad range of topics related to hearing science.
Our main experimental apparatus is an anechoic chamber with a 48-channel digital surround sound system and a digital projector (see photos). This system enables us to convincingly simulate open-field reverberant environments for the exploration of research questions regarding the spatial perception of sound in the natural world. We also have three sound isolation booths with calibrated headphone presentation systems. All of our experiments are carried out using computers and the majority of our programming is done using the Matlab environment.
Contact InformationThe lab is located in basement of Tolman Hall, room B50 on the UC Berkeley campus.
The main lab phone number is 1-510-642-5352.
Erv Hafter's office is in Tolman Hall #3113, Phone # 1-510-642-7133
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