Vowel intelligibility in the absence of the acoustic reflex: performance-intensity characteristics.

M. F. Dorman, J. M. Lindholm, M. T. Hannley, M. R. Leek

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Abstract

Performance-intensity functions were defined for ten synthetic vowels whose durations (50 ms) were shorter than the time necessary for the acoustic reflex to alter the transmission characteristics of the middle ear. Recognition accuracy for ten listeners with normal auditory function was asymptotic from 72 to 90 dB and then fell linearly to 108 dB. Thus, at SPLs greater than approximately 90 dB, the auditory encoding of vowels is altered by the absence of the acoustic reflex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume81
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1987

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Vowel intelligibility in the absence of the acoustic reflex : performance-intensity characteristics. / Dorman, M. F.; Lindholm, J. M.; Hannley, M. T.; Leek, M. R.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 81, No. 2, 02.1987, p. 562-564.

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Dorman, M. F. ; Lindholm, J. M. ; Hannley, M. T. ; Leek, M. R. / Vowel intelligibility in the absence of the acoustic reflex : performance-intensity characteristics. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 1987 ; Vol. 81, No. 2. pp. 562-564.
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