Re: Pointers to snoring sounds? (Valeriy Shafiro )

Subject: Re: Pointers to snoring sounds?
From:    Valeriy Shafiro  <Valeriy_Shafiro@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:39:24 -0500

Dear Bruce, We had a paper on a potentially related topic a couple of years ago (sorry for self-promotion): Shafiro, V. & Gygi, B. (2004). How to select stimuli for environmental sound research and where to find them? Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 36 (4),590 - 598. It lists some sources of environmental sounds we could find at the time. I can send you a copy if you are interested. Since then Brian and I have been trying to compile a collection of environmental sounds for research use and place them as part of this site which also has many sound and scene recordings (of variable quality) you may find useful. Hopefully, at some point we will have a large database of environmental sound and scene recordings available for research use, similar to the ones available for speech and music. But that is still work in progress. Also, I think Arlene Neuman at NYU Medical Center made a CD with recordings of different auditory environments for hearing aid evaluation. Best regards, Valeriy ------------------------------------------------------------- Valeriy Shafiro Communication Disorders and Sciences Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL office (312) 942 - 3298 lab (312) 942 - 3316 email: valeriy_shafiro@xxxxxxxx -----AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx> wrote: ----- To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx From: Bruce Walker <bruce.walker@xxxxxxxx> Sent by: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx> Date: 03/20/2008 12:14PM Subject: Pointers to snoring sounds? Auditory Community, I am looking for any pointers to collections or archives of real- world audio or video clips of snoring. In fact, I will also be looking for all kinds of daily life sounds, ranging from birds chirping to ambulances to dishwashers. The sounds or video need to be good quality, real-world, and royalty- free. I already have collections of sound effects and foley sounds; for this project I will need more "real-world" audio, and more variety. I am particularly interested in ecological audio, where the snoring, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, fire engine, etc., is recorded in its natural acoustic environment, complete with competing environmental sounds. For example, snoring recorded in a bedroom at night, or a fire engine siren recorded live on the street, with other traffic noise, jackhammers, and so on. I recall a project a few years ago to capture sounds of the world...any pointers/updates on that? Any help would be most appreciated! --Bruce ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bruce Walker, Ph.D. bruce.walker@xxxxxxxx School of Psychology (404) 894-8265 (office) Georgia Institute of Technology (404) 894-8905 (fax) 654 Cherry Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30332-0170 Web: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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