What is Listening Fatigue?

Listening fatigue refers to the sensation of tiredness or discomfort that arises from extended periods of auditory engagement. This phenomenon is not solely related to loudness but can be influenced by a range of factors including frequency response, distortion, and the complexity of the audio. Unlike hearing damage, which is a physiological alteration, listening fatigue…

What is Psychoacoustic Adaptation?

Psychoacoustic adaptation refers to the phenomenon where the human auditory system adjusts or “adapts” to specific acoustic conditions over time, altering the perception of sound. This adaptation can involve changes in loudness, frequency, or even spatial perception of sound. The auditory system is designed to extract relevant information from an ever-changing acoustic environment, and this…