publication . Article . 2007

the role of fundamental frequency contours in the perception of speech against interfering speech

Binns, Christine; Culling, John Francis;
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  • Published: 10 Oct 2007 Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, volume 122, pages 1,765-1,776 (issn: 0001-4966, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Four experiments investigated the effect of the fundamental frequency (F0) contour on speech intelligibility against interfering sounds. Speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were measured for sentences with different manipulations of their F0 contours. These manipulations involved either reductions in F0 variation, or complete inversion of the F0 contour. Against speech-shaped noise, a flattened F0 contour had no significant impact on SRTs compared to a normal F0 contour; the mean SRT for the flattened contour was only 0.4 dB higher. The mean SRT for the inverted contour, however, was 1.3 dB higher than for the normal F0 contour. When the sentences were played aga...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Physics, Noise, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Filter (signal processing), Fundamental frequency, Acoustics, Natural frequency, Masking (art), Complete inversion, Intelligibility (communication)
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