Sensory Evaluation of Sound provides a detailed review of the latest sensory evaluation techniques, specifically applied to the evaluation of sound and audio. This three-part book commences with an introduction to the fundamental role of sound and hearing, which is followed by an overview of sensory evaluation methods and associated univariate and multivariate statistical analysis techniques. The final part of the book provides several chapters with concrete real-world applications of sensory evaluation ranging from telecommunications, hearing aids design and binaural sound, via the latest research in concert hall acoustics through to audio-visual interaction. Aimed at the engineer, researcher, university student or manager the book gives insight into the advanced methods for the sensory evaluation with many application examples.


  • Introduces the fundamental of hearing and the value of sound
  • Provides a firm theoretical basis for advanced techniques in sensory evaluation of sound that are then illustrated with concrete examples from university research through to industrial product development
  • Includes chapters on sensory evaluation practices and methods as well as univariate and multivariate statistical analysis
  • Six application chapters covering a wide range of concrete sensory evaluation study examples including insight into audio-visual assessment
  • Includes data analysis with several associated downloadable datasets
  • Provides extensive references to the existing research literature, text books and standards

section I|1 pages


chapter Chapter 1|8 pages


chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Why Sound Matters

section II|1 pages

Theory and Practice

section III|1 pages


chapter Chapter 9|47 pages

Hearing Aids

chapter Chapter 10|32 pages

Car Audio

chapter Chapter 11|40 pages

Binaural Spatial Reproduction

chapter Chapter 12|21 pages

Concert Hall Acoustics

chapter Chapter 13|24 pages

Emotions, Associations, and Sound

chapter Chapter 14|29 pages

Audiovisual Interaction