A method for measuring the intelligibility of uninterrupted, continuous speech
MacPherson, Alexandra; Akeroyd, Michael A.
Professor MICHAEL AKEROYD MICHAEL.AKEROYD@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Hearing Sciences
Speech-in-noise tests commonly use short, discrete sentences as representative samples of everyday speech. These tests cannot, however, fully represent the added demands of understanding ongoing, linguistically complex speech. Using a new monitoring method to measure the intelligibility of continuous speech and a standard trial-by-trial, speech-in-noise test the effects of target duration and linguistic complexity were examined. For a group of older hearing-impaired listeners, significantly higher speech reception thresholds were found for continuous, complex speech targets than for syntactically simple sentences. The results highlight the need to sample speech intelligibility in a variety of everyday speech-in-noise scenarios.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America|
|Publisher||Acoustical Society of America|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||MacPherson, A., & Akeroyd, M. A. (2014). A method for measuring the intelligibility of uninterrupted, continuous speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(3), 1027-1030. doi:10.1121/1.4863657|