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A method for measuring the intelligibility of uninterrupted, continuous speech

MacPherson, Alexandra; Akeroyd, Michael A.

Authors

Alexandra MacPherson



Abstract

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
Publication Date 2014-03
Journal The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Print ISSN 0001-4966
Publisher Acoustical Society of America
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 135
Issue 3
Pages 1027-1030
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4863657
Publisher URL https://asa.scitation.org/doi/10.1121/1.4863657
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