A hearing model to estimate Mandarin speech intelligibility for the hearing impaired patients

Pei Chun Tsai, Shih Ting Lin, Wen Chung Lee, Chung Chien Hsu, Tai-Shih Chi, Chia Fone Lee

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Abstract

A hearing model, which is parameterized by hearing thresholds, degrees of loudness recruitment and reductions of frequency resolution of a hearing-impaired (HI) patient, is proposed in this paper. The model is developed in the filter-bank framework and is flexible for fitting hearing-loss conditions of HI patients. Psychoacoustic experiments were conducted under clean and noisy conditions to validate the model's capability in predicting Mandarin speech intelligibility for HI patients. Statistical analysis on the hearing-test results suggests that the proposed model can predict Mandarin speech intelligibility for HI patients to a certain degree.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5848-5852
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467369978
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Aug 2015
Event40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2015 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 19 Apr 201424 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2015-August
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2015
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period19/04/1424/04/14

Keywords

  • cochlear frequency selectivity
  • hearing impaired
  • hearing model
  • loudness recruitment
  • speech intelligibility

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