Acoustic detection of snoring

This project is funded by means of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant from Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

Products treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have historically been evaluated using subjective processes (e.g., by questionnaires given to the sufferer and bed partner). To provide an objective perspective, the aim of this project is to develop software for acoustic detection and diagnosis of snoring and OSA. This becomes particularly challenging when a solution is required for ‘real world’ applications, robust to the background noise that is encountered in the home. A further challenge is to understand human auditory perception of snore sounds, particularly in relation to the nuisance that it causes others.

snoring and aircraft (amplitude, frequency)

Further details

Selected works

  • G. J. Brown, N. Ma, A. V. Beeston, M. Hasan, and H. Romero, “Acoustic analysis of sleep-disordered breathing,” in EPSRC and MRC workshop on Changing perceptions: Hearing, Psychoacoustics and ICT, Bristol, UK. Poster. 6-7 Feb, 2018.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Brown:2018epsrc,
    author = {Brown, G.J. and Ma, N. and Beeston, A.V. and Hasan, M. and Romero, H.},
    title = {{Acoustic analysis of sleep-disordered breathing}},
    booktitle = {{EPSRC and MRC workshop on Changing perceptions: Hearing, Psychoacoustics and ICT}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Bristol, UK. Poster. 6-7 Feb},
    month = feb
    }

  • A. Beeston, “Science while you sleep,” in Researchers’ Night, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Exhibition stall and software demonstration. 30 Sep, 2016.
    [BibTeX] [flyer] [poster]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016sleep,
    author = {Beeston, Amy},
    title = {{Science while you sleep}},
    booktitle = {{Researchers' Night, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Exhibition stall and software demonstration. 30 Sep},
    flyer = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Flyer_UoSResearchersNight-2016.pdf},
    poster = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Poster_UoSResearchersNight-2016.pdf},
    month = sep
    }

  • A. V. Beeston and G. J. Brown, “Auditory models for robust analysis of snoring in domestic recordings,” in Newcastle Sleep 2015, The British Sleep Society Scientific conference, Newcastle, UK. Poster. 22-24 Oct, 2015.
    [BibTeX] [paper]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2015bss,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Brown, Guy J},
    title = {{Auditory models for robust analysis of snoring in domestic recordings}},
    booktitle = {{Newcastle Sleep 2015, The British Sleep Society Scientific conference}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Newcastle, UK. Poster. 22-24 Oct},
    paper = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/papers/BSS_2015_BeestonBrown.pdf},
    month = oct
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, G. J. Brown, and X. Wang, “Assessing snore sounds recorded in the home via smartphone,” in Listening in the Wild, London, UK. Poster. 28 Aug, 2015.
    [BibTeX] [poster]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2015litw,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Brown, Guy J and Wang, Xibo},
    title = {{Assessing snore sounds recorded in the home via smartphone}},
    booktitle = {{Listening in the Wild}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {London, UK. Poster. 28 Aug},
    poster = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Poster_LITW2015.pdf},
    month = aug
    }