A comparison of subjective speech intelligibility tests in reverberant environments

K. Kruger, K. Gough, P. Hill


This study compared intelligibility scores for three subjective test methods against a wide range of reverberant conditions. The three subjective methods were the CID phonetically balanced word test, modified rhyme test and CID test sentences. Reverberation times varied from approximately 1 second to 6 seconds. Other aspects, not typically explored in previous studies, included a rating scale of difficulty, a measure of the subjects comprehension of speech, and a phonemic analysis of phonetical balanced wordlist errors


reverberation; speech intelligibility; speech comprehension; speech intelligibility tests; reverberant environments; subjective test methods; CID phonetically balanced word test; modified rhyme test; CID test sentences; phonemic analysis; wordlist errors

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