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When Hearing our own Voice is Disturbing: the Occlusion Effect


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Carillo, Kévin, Doutres, Olivier and Sgard, Franck. 28 September 2020. « When Hearing our own Voice is Disturbing: the Occlusion Effect ». [Research article]. Substance ÉTS.

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The occlusion effect is an acoustic discomfort commonly experienced by users of hearing aids or hearing protectors (i.e., earplugs or earmuffs). This phenomenon refers to the increased perception of physiological noise generated by the body, particularly the voice, when vibrations are propagated by bone conduction to the inner ear. Experimenting this phenomenon is very easy! Simply read these lines aloud while covering your ears. In this article, the scientific history of the occlusion effect is covered from its beginnings to our present understanding, and takes us to the heart of the process by which knowledge is built. Keywords: Occlusion effect, acoustic discomfort, hearing aid

Item Type: Non-peer reviewed article published in a journal or magazine
Refereed: No
Doutres, Olivier
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 20:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 19:03

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