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Research Group: Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group

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The Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group (SPAH) is part of the world leading Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). SPAH was founded to bring together researchers working on the processing, perception and control of complex signals, with a primary focus on technological innovations related to both the engineering and human sciences aspects of acoustics.

SPAH incorporates a number of Labs and Centres, which include the Centre for Research in Active Control, the Hearing and Balance Centre and the Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering Lab.

Key areas of research within the group include the Active Control of Sound and Vibration; Spatial and 3D Audio reproduction and capture; Audiology, Hearing Impairment, Psychoacoustics and Communication; Signal Processing for Underwater Acoustics and Bioacoustics; but also extends beyond acoustics to the fields of Image Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing and Human Balance. You can find out more about our research by following the links below.

Dr Jordan Cheer | Head of the Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group


Active Control of Sound and Vibration

Biomedical Signal Processing

Signal Processing for Underwater Acoustics

Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering


Members of SPAH teach on a diverse range of programmes including both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Audiology and Acoustics


Contact us

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2294


You can find all of our projects with guaranteed funding here.


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Working Papers

List of related projects to Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group
Related ProjectsStatus
Signal processing of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs)Active
Control of non-linear vibration using an iterative Sherman-Morrison receptance methodActive
Engine Breakthrough Components and SubsystemsActive
Sound field reproduction with non-uniform source distributionsActive
Objective measures of hearing aid benefitActive
Modelling of the neuronal responses of identified motor neurons across animalsActive
A compact and inexpensive virtual acoustics system for clinical and research evaluation of spatial hearing in cochlear implant and hearing aid usersActive
Finding a sense of balanceActive
The Hearing BrainActive
Reading between the lines: Signal Processing for faster fMRI acquisitionActive
Active Control of Sound and Vibration on a Luxury YachtActive
Generating a Personal Listening Zone from a Mobile DeviceActive
New methods for assessing the control of blood flow in the brainActive
The modelling of hearing impairment and the design of an array-based hearing aidActive
Active control of viscoelastic metamaterialsActive
Directive Warning Sounds for Electric VehiclesActive
Beamforming applications in aeroacousticsActive
Make like a batActive
Theoretical Advances in Multichannel Crosstalk Cancellation SystemsActive
Auralization combining finite element and geometrical acoustic methodsActive
Virtual Acoustics in Hearing Aid ResearchActive
Improving the acquisition of Auditory Evoked Potentials for clinical diagnosisActive
Modelling cochlear dynamicsActive
Independent component analysis in the automated detection of evoked potentials from multichannel recordingActive
When greed is good: greedy algorithms for Signal Processing and Compressed SensingActive
What are hearing aids up to?Active
Anaesthesia and awarenessActive
Fit for dutyActive
Size matters: x-ray computed tomography for dimensional metrologyActive
Electro-haptic hearing: Using tactile stimulation to improve cochlear implant listeningActive
Quality of life measures for patients with bilateral cochlear implantsActive
Filling in the gaps: compressed sensing for x-ray computed tomography Active
2 ears are better than 1Active
Generation of Multiple Independent Listening Zones in a Vehicle CabinActive
Personalized fitting and evaluation of hearing aids with EEG responsesActive
Use of machine learning for audio source separationActive
Waves in loudspeaker conesActive
Prediction of ultrasonic wave propagation in aircraft structures for crack monitoringActive
Modelling the voltage distribution due to a cochlear implantActive
Compact-Mode HRTFsActive
Enhancement of speech landmarks for cochlear implantsDormant
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