Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann

Management & Office


Peer-reviewed journal papers

2021 Journal papers

  • Biberger T, Schepker H, Denk F, Ewert SD (2021) Instrumental quality predictions and analysis of auditory cues for algorithms in modern headphone technology. Trends Hear 25: 23312165211001219, 1-22.
    DOI: 10.1177/23312165211001219
  • Blau M, Budnik A, Fallahi M, Steffens H, Ewert SD, van de Par S (2021) Toward realistic binaural auralizations - perceptual comparison between measurement and simulation-based auralizations and the real room for a classroom scenario. Acta Acust 5: 8, 1-13.
    DOI: 10.1051/aacus/2020034
  • Denk F, Kohnen M, Llorca-Bofí J, Vorländer M and Kollmeier B (2021) The “missing 6 dB” revisited: influence of room acoustics and binaural parameters on the loudness mismatch between headphones and loudspeakers. Front. Psychol. 12:623670.
    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.623670
  • Denk F, Kollmeier B (2021) The Hearpiece database of individual transfer functions of an in-the-earearpiece for hearing device research. Acta Acust 5: 2, 1-16.
    DOI: 10.1051/aacus/2020028
  • Denk F, Ohlmann K, Kollmeier B (2021) Detection mechanisms for processing delays in simulated vented hearing devices. JASA Express Letters, 1(1): 014402.
    DOI: 10.1121/10.0003064
  • Gößling N, Marquardt D, Doclo S (2021) Performance analysis of the extended binaural MVDR beamformer with partial noise estimation. IEEE/ACM Trans Audio Speech Lang Proc 29: 462-476.
    DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2020.3043674
  • Llorach G, Kirschner F, Grimm G, Zokoll MA, Wagener KC, Hohmann V (2021) Development and evaluation of video recordings for the OLSAmatrix sentence test. Int. J. Audiol. 2021. Published online: 10 Jun 2021: 1-11.
    DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1930205
  • Mousavi H, Buhl M, Guiraud E, Drefs J, Lücke J (2021) Inference and learning in a latent variable model for beta distributed interval data. Entropy 23:552
    DOI: 10.3390/e23050552
  • Pieper I, Mauermann M, Kollmeier B, Ewert SD (2021) Toward an individual binaural loudness model for hearing aid fitting and development. Front. Psychol. 12:634943. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.634943
  • Steffens H, van de Par S, Ewert SD (2021) The role of early and late reflections on perception of source orientation. J Acoust Soc Am 149(4): 2255-2269.
    DOI: 10.1121/10.0003823
  • Urbschat A, Uppenkamp S, Anemüller J (2021) Searchlight classification informative region mixture model (SCIM): Identification of cortical regions showing discriminable BOLD patterns in event-related auditory fMRI data. Front. Neurosci. 14: 616906, 1-21.
    DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2020.616906
  • Warzybok A, Rennies J, Kollmeier B (2021) Contribution of low-level acoustic and higher-level lexical-semantic cues to speech recognition in noise and reverberation. Front. Built Environ. 7:689388.
    DOI: 10.3389/fbuil.2021.689388

2020 Journal papers

  • Denk F, Schepker H, Doclo S, Kollmeier B (2020) Acoustic transparency in hearables - technical evaluation. J Audio Eng Soc 68 (7/8), 508–521.
  • Gößling N, Hadad E, Gannot  S, Doclo S (2020) Binaural LCMV beamforming with partial noise estimation. IEEE-ACM Trans Audio Speech Lang Proc 28: 2942-2955.
    DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2020.3034526
  • Gößling N, Marquardt D, Doclo S (2020) Perceptual evaluation of binaural MVDR-based algorithms to preserve the interaural coherence of diffuse noise fields. Trends Hear 24: 2331216520919573, 1-18.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216520919573
  • Grimm G, Hendrikse MME, Hohmann V (2020) Review of self-motion in the context of hearing and hearing device research. Ear Hear 41: 48S-55S.
    DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000940
  • Hauth CF, Berning SC, Kollmeier B, Brand T (2020) Modeling binaural unmasking of speech using a blind binaural processing stage. Trends Hear 24: 2331216520975630, 1-16.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216520975630
  • Hendrikse MME, Grimm G, Hohmann V (2020) Evaluation of the influence of head movement on hearing aid algorithm performance using acoustic simulations. Trends Hear 24: 2331216520916682, 1-20.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216520916682
  • Hohmann V, Paluch R, Krueger M, Meis M, Grimm G (2020) The virtual reality lab: realization and application of virtual sound environments. Ear Hear 41 (Suppl 1): 31S–38S.
    DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000945
  • Keidser G, Naylor G, Brungart DS, Caduff A, Campos J, Carlile S, Carpenter MG, Grimm G, Hohmann V, Holube I, Launer S, Lunner T, Mehra R, Rapport F, Slaney M, Smeds K (2020) The Quest for Ecological Validity in Hearing Science: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Advance It. Ear Hear 41 (Suppl 1): 5S-19S.
    DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000944
  • Sankowsky-Rothe T, Schepker H, Doclo S, Blau M (2020) Acoustic feedback path modeling for hearing aids: Comparison of physical positionbased and position independent models. J Acoust Soc Am 147 (1): 85-100.
    DOI: 10.1121/10.0000509
  • Schepker H, Denk F, Kollmeier B, Doclo S (2020) Acoustic transparency in hearables - perceptual sound quality evaluations. J Audio Eng Soc 68 (7/8), 495–507.
  • Schepker H, Nordholm S, Doclo S (2020) Acoustic feedback suppression for multi-microphone hearing devices using a soft-constrained null-steering beamformer. IEEE/ACM Trans Audio Speech Lang Proc 28: 929-940.
    DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2020.2975390
  • Siedenburg K, Röttges S, Wagener KC, Hohmann V (2020) Can you hear out the melody? Testing musical scene perception in young normal-hearing and older hearing-impaired listeners. Trends Hear 24: 2331216520945826, 1-15.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216520945826

2019 Journal papers

  • Biberger T, Ewert SD (2019) The effect of room acoustical parameters on speech reception thresholds and spatial release from masking. J Acoust Soc Am 146 (4): 2188-2200.
    DOI: 10.1121/1.5126694
  • Denk F, Ewert SD, Kollmeier B (2019) On the limitations of sound localization with hearing devices. J Acoust Soc Am. 146 (3): 1732-1744.
    DOI: 10.1121/1.5126521
  • Fleßner J-H, Biberger T, Ewert SD (2019) Subjective and objective assessment of monaural and binaural aspects of audio quality. IEEE/ACM Trans Audio Speech Lang Proc 27 (7): 1112-1125.
    DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2019.2904850
  • Grimm G, Luberadzka J, Hohmann V (2019) A toolbox for rendering virtual acoustic environments in the context of audiology. Acta Acust United Acust 105: 566 –578.
    DOI: 10.3813/AAA.919337
  • Hendrikse MME, Llorach G, Hohmann V, Grimm G (2019) Movement and gaze behavior in virtual audiovisual listening environments resembling everyday life. Trends Hear 23: 2331216519872362, 1-29.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216519872362
  • Lücke J, Forster D (2019) k-means as a variational EM approximation of Gaussian mixture models. Pattern Recognition Letters 125: 349-356.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2019.04.001
  • Paluch R, Krueger M, Hendrikse MME, Grimm G, Hohmann V, Meis M (2019) Towards plausibility of audiovisual simulations in the laboratory: methods and first results from subjects with normal hearing or with hearing impairment. Zeitschrift für Audiologie/Audiological Acoustics.  Z Audiol 2019, 58 (1), 6-15.
  • Rennies J, Warzybok A, Brand T, Kollmeier B (2019) Measurement and prediction of binaural-temporal integration of speech reflections. Trends Hear 23: 2331216519854267, 1-22.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216519854267
  • Schepker H, Nordholm SE, Tran LTT, Doclo S (2019) Null-steering beamformer-based feedback cancellation for multi-microphone hearing aids with incoming signal preservation. IEEE/ACM Trans Audio Speech Lang Proc 27(4): 679-691.
    DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2019.2892234
  • Sheikh A-S, Harper NS, Drefs J, Singer Y, Dai Z, Turner RE, Lücke J (2019) STRFs in primary auditory cortex emerge from masking-based statistics of natural sounds. PLoS Comput Biol 15(1): e1006595, 1-23.
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006595
  • Siedenburg K, Schädler MR, Hülsmeier D (2019) Modeling the onset advantage in musicalinstrument recognition. J Acoust Soc Am 146 (6): EL523 - EL529.
    DOI: 10.1121/1.5141369
  • Vogl S, Blau M (2019) Individualized prediction of the sound pressure at the eardrum for an earpiece with integrated receivers and microphones. J Acoust Soc Am 145: 917-930.
    DOI: 10.1121/1.5089219

2018 Journal papers

  • Meis M, Krueger M, v Gablenz P, Holube I, Gebhard M, Latzel M, Paluch R (2018) Development and Application of an Annotation Procedure to Assess the Impact of Hearing Aid Amplification on Interpersonal Communication Behavior. Trends in Hearing 22: 1–17.
    DOI: 10.1177/2331216518816201

Preprints (not peer reviewed)

2021 Preprints

  • Biberger, T., & Ewert, S. D. (2021). Towards a generalized monaural and binaural auditory model for psychoacoustics and speech intelligibility. Submitted to Acta Acustica,
  • Dietz, M., Encke, J., Bracklo, K. I., & Ewert, S.D. (2021). Prediction of tone detection thresholds in interaurally delayed noise based on interaural phase difference fluctuations. Submitted to Acta Acustica,
  • Drefs J, Guiraud, E., Lücke J (2021) Evolutionary variational optimization of
    generative models. Journal of Machine Learning Research, accepted subject to minor revisions.
  • Fejgin, D. & Doclo, S. (2021). Comparison of binaural RTF-vector-based direction of arrival estimation methods exploiting an external microphone. In Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 2021.
  • Fichna, S., Biberger, T., Seeber, B. U., & Ewert, S. D. (2021). Effect of acoustic scene complexity and visual scene representation on auditory perception in virtual audio-visual environments. Submitted to I3DA 2021.
  • Heeren, J., Nüsse, T., Latzel, M., Holube, I., Hohmann, V., Wagener, K.C., Schulte, M. (2021). The Concurrent OLSA test: A method for speech recognition in multi-talker situations at fixed SNR. Preprint
  • Hendrikse, M. M., Eichler, T., Grimm, G., & Hohmann, V. (2021). Interaction of hearing aids with self-motion and the influence of hearing impairment. Submitted to Trends in Hearing.
  • Hladek, L., Ewert, S. D., & Seeber, B.U. (2021) Communication conditions in virtual acoustic scenes in an underground station. In preparation. Submitted to I3DA 2021.
  • Hládek, Ľ., & Seeber, B.U. (2021) Speech intelligibility in reverberation is reduced during self-rotation. Submitted to Trends in Hearing.
  • Hohmann, V. (2021) The Period-Modulated Harmonic Locked Loop (PM-HLL): A low-effort algorithm for rapid time-domain periodicity estimation. zenodo: 10.5281/zenodo.5081696
  • Kirsch, C., Poppitz, J., Wendt, T., van de Par, S, & Ewert, S. D. (2021). Spatial Resolution of late reverberation in virtual acoustic environments. In revision, Trends in Hearing.
  • Kirsch, C., Poppitz, J., Wendt, T., van de Par, S, & Ewert, S. D (2021) Computationally-efficient spatial rendering of late reverberation in virtual acoustic environments. Submitted to I3DA 2021.
  • Kohnen, M., Denk, F., Llorca-Bofí, J., Kollmeier, B. & Vorländer, M., Cross-site investigation on head-related and headphone transfer function measurements: Implications on loudness balancing (submitted to Acta Acustica),
  • Kolotzek, N., Aublin, P.G., & Seeber, B.U. (2021). Fast processing explains the effect of sound reflections on binaural unmasking. Submitted to Acta Acustica.
  • Nustede, E. J. & Anemüller, J. (2021). Towards speech enhancement using a variational U-Net architecture. In Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 2021.
  • Rivera Benois, P., Roden, R., Blau, M., & Doclo, S. (2021). Sound pressure minimization at the ear drum for in-ear ANC headphones, in Proc. International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), Prague, Czech Republic, Jul. 2021. arXiv preprint:
  • Schädler, M.R. (2021). Interactive spatial speech recognition maps based on simulated speech recognition experiments.
  • Schepker H, Denk F, Kollmeier B, & Doclo S (2021) Robust single- and multi-loudspeaker least-squares-based equalization for hearing devices. arXiv preprint
  • Schepker H, Roden R, Denk F, Kollmeier B, Blau M, Doclo S (2021) Individualized sound pressure equalization in hearing devices exploiting an electro-acoustic model. arXiv preprint, submitted to The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters
  • Siedenburg K, Barg FM, Schepker H (2021). Adaptive auditory brightness perception. Submitted.

Book chapters

2020 Book chapters

  • Sutojo S, Thiemann J, Kohlrausch A, van de Par S (2020) Auditory gestalt rules and their application. In: Blauert J., Braasch J. (eds) The Technology of binaural understanding. Modern acoustics and signal processing. Springer, Cham. pp 33-59.
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00386-9_2

Conference papers

2021 Conference papers

  • Hartwig M, Hohmann V, Grimm G (2021) Speaking with avatars - influence of social interaction on movement behavior in interactive hearing experiments. IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), pp 94-98.
    Link to the publication
  • Roßbach J, Röttges S, Hauth CF, Brand T, Meyer BT (2021) Non-intrusive binaural prediction of speech intelligibility based on phoneme classification. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp 396-400.
    DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP39728.2021.9413874

2020 Conference papers

  • Anemüller J, Schoof H (2020) Machine listening in spatial acoustic scenes with deep networks in different microphone geometries. Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop (NLDL)
    DOI: 10.7557/18.5151
  • Bederna F, Schepker H, Rollwage C, Doclo S, Pusch A, Bitzer J, Rennies J (2020) Adaptive compressive onset-enhancement for improved speech intelligibility in noise and reverberation. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 1351-1355,
    DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2640
  • Fallah A, van de Par S (2020) A new approach for rendering Ambisonics recordings on loudspeakers in a reverberant environment. Forum Acusticum, Dec 2020, Lyon, France. pp.2071-2077,
  • Heeren J, Schulte M, Latzel M, Wagener K (2020) Der zeitlich komprimierte akustische Tag. 23. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Audiologie, Köln,
    DOI: 10.3205/20dga146
  • Hladek L, Seeber BU (2020) The effect of self-motion cues on speech perception in an acoustically complex scene, In: Proc. Forum Acusticum, Lyon, France, 7-11.12.2020.
  • Kolotzek N, Seeber BU (2020) Localizing the end position of a circular moving sound source near masked threshold, In: Proc. Forum Acusticum, Lyon, France, 7-11.12.2020.
  • Rennies J, Schepker H, Valentini-Botinhao C, Cooke M (2020) Intelligibility-enhancing speech modifications – The Hurricane Challenge 2.0. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 1341-1345,
    DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-1641
  • Roden R, Blau M (2020) The IHA database of human geometries including torso, head and complete outer ears for acoustic research. 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Inter-Noise, Seoul
  • Schädler MR (2020) Optimization and evaluation of an intelligibility-improving signal pProcessing approach (IISPA) for the Hurricane Challenge 2.0 with FADE. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 1331-1335,
    DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-0093
  • Schädler MR, Kranzusch P, Hauth C, Warzybok A (2020) Simulating spatial speech recognition performance with anautomatic-speech-recognition-based model. Proc. DAGA 2020, 908-911

2019 Conference papers

  • Anemüller J, Schoof, H (2019) Deep network source localization and the influence of sensor geometry. 23rd Proc. International Congress on Acoustics, Aachen, pp 110-113.
  • Brümann K, Fischer D, Doclo S (2019) Performance comparison of single channel speech enhancement using speech-distortion weighted inter-frame Wiener filters. DAGA, 18.-21.03.2019, Rostock/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Chermaz C, Valentini-Botinhao C, Schepker H, King S (2019) Evaluating near end listening enhancement algorithms in realistic environments. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 1373-1377,
    DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1800
  • Denk F, Lettau M, Schepker H, Doclo S, Roden R, Blau M, Bach JH, Wellmann J, Birger Kollmeier B (2019) A one-size-fits-all earpiece with multiple microphones anddrivers for hearing device research. 2019 AES International Conference on Headphone Technology, August 27.-29,8.2019, San Francisco, CA, US
  • Fischer D, Brümann K, Doclo S (2019) Comparison of parameter estimation methods for single-microphone multi-frame Wiener filtering. EUSIPCO, 2.-6.9.2019, A Coruna/Spain
    DOI: 10.23919/EUSIPCO.2019.8902974
  • Gössling N, Doclo S (2019) RTF-steered binaural MVDR beamforming incorporating an external microphone for dynamic acoustic scenarios. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Brighton, UK, May 2019
    DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8683194
  • Gössling N, Doclo S (2019) RTF-steered binaural MVDR beamforming incorporating an external microphone for dynamic acoustic scenarios. ICA, 9.-13.9.2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Gössling N, Middelberg W, Doclo S (2019) RTF-steered binaural MVDR beamforming incorporating multiple external microphones. IEEE Workshop on Application of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 20.-23.10.2019, New Paltz, USA
    DOI: 10.1109/WASPAA.2019.8937151
  • Grimm G, Llorach G, Hendrikse MME, Hohmann V (2019) Audio-visual stimuli for the evaluation of speech-enhancing algorithms. ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Hendrikse MME, Llorach G, Grimm G, Hohmann V (2019) Realistic audiovisual listening environments in the lab: analysis of movement behavior and consequences for hearing aids. ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Hladek L, Seeber BU (2019) Behavior and speech intelligibility in a changing multi-talker environment. In: Vorländer, M., and J. Fels (Eds.): Proc. 23rd Int. Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019, Dt. Ges. f. Akustik e.V. (DEGA), Berlin, S. 7640-7645.
  • Kohnen M, Denk F, Llorca Bofi J, Vorländer M, Kollmeier B (2019) Loudness in different rooms versus headphone reproduction: Is there a mismatch even after careful equalization? ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Kolotzek N, Seeber BU (2019) Spatial unmasking of circular moving sound sources in the free field. ICA, 9.-13.9.2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Llorach G, Hohmann V (2019) Word error and confusion patterns in an audiovisual German matrix sentence test (OLSA). ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Llorach G, Vormann M, Hohmann V, Oetting D, Fitschen C, Meis M, Krueger M, Schulte M (2019. Vehicle noise: loudness ratings, loudness models, and future experiments with audiovisual immersive simulations. 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE), Madrid.
    Link to the paper
  • Luberadzka J, Kayser H, Hohmann V (2019) Glimpsed periodicity features and recursive Bayesian estimation for modeling attentive voice tracking. ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Schepker H, Denk F, Kollmeier B, Doclo S (2019) Subjective sound quality evaluation of an acoustically
    transparent hearing device. AES Conference on Headphone Technology, 27-20.08.2019, San Francisco, CA, US
    Link to the paper
  • Schepker H, Denk F, Roden R, Blau M, Kollmeier B, Doclo S (2019) Acoustically transparent sound presentation in hearing devices: Algorithms,devices and models. ICA, 9.-13-9-2019, Aachen/Germany
    Link to the paper
  • Schepker H, Doclo S (2019) Active feedback suppression for hearing devices exploiting multiple loudspeakers. IEEE Workshop on Application of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 20.-23.10.2019, New Paltz, USA
    DOI: 10.1109/WASPAA.2019.8937187

2018 Conference papers

  • Schepker H, Denk F, Kollmeier B, Doclo S (2018) Multi-loudspeaker equalization for acoustic transparency in a custom hearing device. 13th ITG-Symposium Speech Communication, pp 36-40.
  • Schepker H, Tran LTT, Nordholm S, Doclo S (2018) Acoustic feedback cancellation for hearing aids using a fixed RTF-constrained null-steering beamformer. International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Tokyo, Japan, pp. 431-435
    DOI: 10.1109/IWAENC.2018.8521345
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