Auditory training and its influence on
auditory selective attention
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology / Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Professor
We investigated a relationship between auditory training for audio engineers and its influence on auditory selective attention performance. One of main tasks for audio engineers is to segregate multiple auditory streams, apply optimal signal processing for each stream and integrate those process streams into a coherent sonic object with the best quality. Therefore, auditory engineering training essentially involves the complex cognitive process of auditory selective attention. In this study, we conducted a controlled study that compared listeners’ auditory selective attention based on their amount of audio engineering training. The result shows that the group trained with the closed-loop and audio-motor training paradigm significantly improved performance of identifying speech, but not the control group who received a general training. The results implicate that a gamified audio engineering training can serve as a supportive tool to improve adult’s auditory selective attention performance.