Noise reduction for improving loudness comfort and acoustic safety


For people listening to electronically reproduced speech, such as headset, hearing aid, and hearing protector users, it is desirable that the reproduced noise levels are well controlled.  Using this novel method called Speech Referenced Limiting (SRL) noise levels in audio signals are limited in level with reference to the conveyed speech levels.

In principle, this method provides the greatest limiting of noise for the least limiting of speech making it arguably the optimum method for limiting noise for listeners of electronically reproduced speech.

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