Speech and Hearing Sciences | Introduction to Psychoacoustics
S678 | 20621 | Lentz, J.
The goal of this course is to learn basic psychoacoustical concepts
and their underlying mechanisms. You will understand how physics,
anatomy and physiology, and psychology interact to produce auditory
You will learn about basic human auditory capabilities and then will
be able to generalize these basic concepts to complex sound
perception. You also will begin to relate these concepts to speech
perception and how hearing loss degrades some of these abilities but
You will read classic and contemporary papers in psychoacoustics. For
all students there will be three exams, two mid-terms and a
cumulative final. Students also will have to turn in homework every
other week. Students enrolled in S678 will write a 10-page paper.