Quality Judgments of Hearing Aid Transduced Speech Frequency range, harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion, and transient response measurements were made on five aids which manifested varying amounts of each property. Effects of these properties upon judgments of quality were studied to determine which property was most predictive of quality judgments and whether or not voice interacts with electroacoustic ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1971
Quality Judgments of Hearing Aid Transduced Speech
 
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  • H. L. Witter
    Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
  • D. P. Goldstein
    Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1971
Quality Judgments of Hearing Aid Transduced Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1971, Vol. 14, 312-322. doi:10.1044/jshr.1402.312
History: Received August 12, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1971, Vol. 14, 312-322. doi:10.1044/jshr.1402.312
History: Received August 12, 1969

Frequency range, harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion, and transient response measurements were made on five aids which manifested varying amounts of each property. Effects of these properties upon judgments of quality were studied to determine which property was most predictive of quality judgments and whether or not voice interacts with electroacoustic properties. The speech of male and female talkers was recorded through these aids, and paired comparison judgments were made by 30 normal-hearing listeners. Transient response was the best predictor of listener judgments, and voice may be a factor in the quality judgment task.

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