The influence of spectral and temporal acuities in hearing on speech intelligibility

Authors

  • Gaston Hilkhuysen Dept. of Otolaryngology, VU University Medical Center, de Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Tammo Houtgast Dept. of Otolaryngology, VU University Medical Center, de Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Joost Festen Dept. of Otolaryngology, VU University Medical Center, de Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keywords:

Audition, Bandpass filters, Bandwidth, Correlation methods, Frequency modulation, Signal processing, Signal to noise ratio, Speech processing, Spurious signal noise, Listening, Spectral acuities, Speech modulation, Temporal acuity

Abstract

The influence of spectral and temporal acuities in hearing on speech intelligibility was discussed. Models of speech intelligibility, like the speech Intelligibility index and the speech transmission index, stress the transfer of speech modulation in different frequency bands. The study finds reliable difference in temporal acuities among HI, but these difference have no influence on speech intelligibility. The results also confirm the finding of Noordhoek et al that reduction of spectral acuity distorts speech intelligibility.

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Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

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Hilkhuysen G, Houtgast T, Festen J. The influence of spectral and temporal acuities in hearing on speech intelligibility. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];32(3):182-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1688

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada