publication . Article . 2003

Effects of reverberation on perceptual segregation of competing voices

John Culling;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2003 Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, volume 114, page 2,871 (issn: 0001-4966, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Two experiments investigated the effect of reverberation on listeners’ ability to perceptually segregate two competing voices. Culling et al. [Speech Commun. 14, 71–96 (1994)] found that for competing synthetic vowels, masked identification thresholds were increased by reverberation only when combined with modulation of fundamental frequency (F0). The present investigation extended this finding to running speech. Speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were measured for a male voice against a single interfering female voice within a virtual room with controlled reverberation. The two voices were either (1) co-located in virtual space at 0° azimuth or (2) separately l...
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