The effect of hearing loss on the intelligibility of synthetic speech



Wolters, Maria and Campbell, Pauline and DePlacido, Christine and Liddell, Amy and Owens, David (2007) The effect of hearing loss on the intelligibility of synthetic speech. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of the ICPhS. pp. 673-676.

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Abstract

Many factors affect the intelligibility of synthetic speech. One aspect that has been severely neglected in past work is hearing loss. In this study, we investigate whether pure-tone audiometry thresholds across a wide range of frequencies (0.25–20kHz) are correlated with participants’ performance on a simple task that involves accurately recalling and processing reminders. Participants’ scores correlate not only with thresholds in the frequency ranges commonly associated with speech, but also with extended high-frequency thresholds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing, speech synthesis, intelligibility, audiometry, memory
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008 09:41
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:54
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45

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