Discrimination of static and dynamic frequency changes by children and young adults

Authors

  • J.F. MacNeil Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
  • E.B. Slawinski Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada

Keywords:

hearing, speech analysis and processing, speech intelligibility, static frequency changes, steady state signals, dynamic frequency changes, children, young adults, unilaterally gliding frequency signals, second formant, speech, frequency characteristics, fundamental auditory abilities

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the ability of children and young adults to distinguish steady state and unilaterally gliding frequency signals corresponding to the second formant of speech. Due to the difficulty of separating language from perceptual skills when actual speech signals are used, this study used signals which were dynamic and had frequency characteristics analogous to some aspects of speech but that occurred in isolation. Information derived from these fundamental auditory abilities constitutes the basis for understanding more complex auditory performance

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Published

1991-09-01

How to Cite

1.
MacNeil J, Slawinski E. Discrimination of static and dynamic frequency changes by children and young adults. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Nov. 26];19(4):97-8. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/687

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada