We present a hybrid approach to individualized head-related transfer function (HRTF) modeling which requires only 3 anthropometric measurements and an image of the pinna. A prediction algorithm based on variational autoencoders synthesizes a pinna-related response from the image, which is used to filter a measured head-and-torso response. The interaural time difference is then manipulated to match that of the HUTUBS dataset subject minimizing the predicted localization error. The results are evaluated using spectral distortion and an auditory localization model. While the latter is inconclusive regarding the efficacy of the structural model, the former metric shows promising results with encoding HRTFs.

A hybrid approach to structural modeling of individualized HRTFs

Spagnol, Simone
2021

Abstract

We present a hybrid approach to individualized head-related transfer function (HRTF) modeling which requires only 3 anthropometric measurements and an image of the pinna. A prediction algorithm based on variational autoencoders synthesizes a pinna-related response from the image, which is used to filter a measured head-and-torso response. The interaural time difference is then manipulated to match that of the HUTUBS dataset subject minimizing the predicted localization error. The results are evaluated using spectral distortion and an auditory localization model. While the latter is inconclusive regarding the efficacy of the structural model, the former metric shows promising results with encoding HRTFs.
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