Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Sabine J. Schlittmeier

Professor for Psychology with Focus on Auditory Cognition

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Institute for Psychology


Room 302 (Building 6011)

Jägerstr. 17-19

D-52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 (0)241 / (80)97480


By appointment and whenever the door is open.

Research Interests

My research interests lay in particular in auditory cognition, cognitive ergonomics /HCI and environmental psychology and are described in more detail here.


  • Current courses (WS 2018/19): Applied cognitive psychology and ergonomics, project seminar, lab course in empirical psychology

  • Previous courses (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and HSD, Cologne) have focused on the following areas: Environmental psychology, work psychology and cognitive ergonomics, descriptive and inferential statistics, introduction to psychology and empirical research, experimental and empirical courses

Selected publications

Muhammad, I., Vorländer, M. & Schlittmeier, S. (2019). Audio-visual VR environments in building acoustics: An exemplary study reproducing performance results and subjective ratings of a laboratory listening experiment. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(3). DOI: 10.1121/1.5126598

Schäffer, B., Pieren, R., Schlittmeier, S. J. & Brink, M. (2018). Effects of different spectral shapes and amplitude modulation of broadband noise on annoyance reactions in a controlled listening experiment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15051029.

Schlittmeier, S. J. (2018). Lärm – Erkenntnisse zu Schwerhörigkeit und weiteren Lärmwirkungen aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht. In R. Richter, C. Hecker, C. & A. Hinz (Hrsg), Produktionsarbeit in Deutschland - mit alternden Belegschaften. Erich Schmidt Verlag.

Liebl, A., Assfalg, A. & Schlittmeier, S. J. (2016). The effects of speech intelligibility and temporal–spectral variability on performance and annoyance ratings. Applied Acoustics, 110, 170-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.03.019

Bodendörfer, X., Kortekaas, R., Weingarten, M. & Schlittmeier, S. (2015). The effects of spectral and temporal parameters on perceived confirmation of an auditory non-speech signal. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America – Express Letters, 138(2), 127-132. DOI: 10.1121/1.4927636.

Schlittmeier, S. J., Weißgerber, T., Kerber, S., Fastl, H. & Hellbrück, J. (2012). Algorithmic modeling of the Irrelevant Sound Effect (ISE) by the hearing sensation fluctuation strength. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(1), 194-203. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-011-0230-7.

Schlittmeier, S. J., Hellbrück, J., Thaden, R. & Vorländer, M. (2008). The impact of background speech varying in intelligibility: Effects on cognitive performance and perceived disturbance. Ergonomics, 51(5), 719-736. DOI: 10.1080/00140130701745925.

A full list of publications can by found here.