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    • Making Speech Synthesis More Accessible to Older People. 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007-08)
      In this paper, we report on an experiment that tested users' ability to understand the content of spoken auditory reminders. Users heard meeting reminders and medication reminders spoken in both a natural and a synthetic ...
    • The effect of hearing loss on the intelligibility of synthetic speech 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007-08)
      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 ...
    • The role of outer hair cell function in the perception of synthetic versus natural speech 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007)
      Hearing loss as assessed by pure-tone audiometry (PTA) is significantly correlated with the intelligibility of synthetic speech. However, PTA is a subjective audiological measure that assesses the entire auditory pathway ...