Using speech transformation to increase speech intelligibility for the hearing- and speaking-impaired

Alexander Kain, Jan Van Santen

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Abstract

We present two speech transformation approaches designed to increase the intelligibility of speech. The first approach is used in the context of increasing the intelligibility of conversationally spoken speech for hearing-impaired listeners. An initial experiment showed that a relatively simple mapping function can map spectral features of conversationally spoken speech closer to context-equivalent spectral features of clearly spoken speech. The second approach aims to increase the intelligibility of speaking-impaired individuals by the general population. Results of listening tests indicated that although an intelligibility increase was not achieved, listeners preferred the transformed speech of the proposed system over that of an alternative system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings, ICASSP 2009
Pages3605-3608
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Apr 19 2009Apr 24 2009

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2009
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period4/19/094/24/09

Keywords

  • Hearing aid
  • Speaking aid
  • Speech modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kain, A., & Van Santen, J. (2009). Using speech transformation to increase speech intelligibility for the hearing- and speaking-impaired. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings, ICASSP 2009 (pp. 3605-3608). [4960406] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2009.4960406