Sound Technology for the Normal Hearing


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The Module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st Semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have broad knowledge in the area of acoustics, audio engineering, hearing and human sound perception.
  • Must have knowledge in the field of sound and audio technologies including multi-channel sound recording and reproduction, measurement, instrumentation and standards.
  • Must demonstrate insight into the area of human sound perception.
  • Must demonstrate insight into existing everyday standard and advanced solutions in audio systems, e.g. HiFi, public address, CarFi, communication systems, and personal hearing devices (incl. portable devices).


  • Must be able to select and apply analytical, numerical and experimental methods for analysis and design of complex audio systems.
  • Must be able to initiate and implement appropriate technical implementations for audio solutions, e.g. within binaural or multi-channel recording and reproduction techniques.
  • Must be able to consider the impact of normal loudness perception and possible masking phenomena in the engineering solution(s).
  • Must be able to consider spatial aspects of the sound image in the engineering solution(s).


  • Must be able to apply proper technical solutions in the field of audio engineering based on normal human sound perception.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report.
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work.

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examSound Technology for the Normal Hearing
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleLydteknologi for normalthørende
Module codeESNSPAK2P3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Signal Processing and Acoustics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design