Binaural and Monaural Speech Intelligibility in Reverberation Forty-eight subjects with normal hearing were tested to determine binaural and monaural near- and far-ear speech discrimination in various reverberant conditions. One half of the group listened to the recorded PB words in quiet, while the other half received the words with a competing message. Binaural superiority was maintained throughout ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1967
Binaural and Monaural Speech Intelligibility in Reverberation
 
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  • John P. Moncur
    University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • Donald Dirks
    University of California, Los Angeles, California
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1967
Binaural and Monaural Speech Intelligibility in Reverberation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 186-195. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.186
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 186-195. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.186

Forty-eight subjects with normal hearing were tested to determine binaural and monaural near- and far-ear speech discrimination in various reverberant conditions. One half of the group listened to the recorded PB words in quiet, while the other half received the words with a competing message. Binaural superiority was maintained throughout the study, except in the anechoic-quiet condition. Interaural time differences make a significant contribution to speech intelligibility; and the monaural far ear supplies valuable aid to binaural listening.

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