The Listening Studio is a collaboration between POD DESIGN+MEDIA and Perlin Studios in conjunction with the Center for Hearing and Communication, New York.

The Listening Studio is an audio and video installation used as an audio test within a custom designed laboratory space. The Studio is permanently installed in the Center for Hearing and Communication in lower Manhattan, New York.

The installation/test consists of immersive video and audio environments. These environments contain a series of conversations that switch backgrounds and ambient audio in real time. These environments challenge the spectator/patient to listen closely and try to understand the conversations.

The test, run by a trained laboratory technician, is used as therapy for those who have hearing aids or cochlear implants, so that they may test their hearing in varying situations. They may choose to have their hearing adjusted based upon their results.

The test is open to the public as well, and will be available for anyone to experience as a spectator/patient. The space contains a 5.1 surround-sound system, 16 HD videos on a flat screen monitor and a custom musical keyboard which serves as the testing interface.

Full article on the Listening Studio from the New York Times.

CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION
50 BROADWAY 6TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10004
http://www.chchearing.org