Masking of Noise Bursts by an Adjacent Vowel for Hearing-Impaired Listeners Some masking effects of synthetic vowels on adjacent noise bursts are reported for hearing-impaired listeners. The 200-ms vowels were similar to [ά] and [i]; the 50-ms noise bursts were in one of three frequency bands: .5 to 1.5, 1.5 to 4, or 4 to 6 kHz. With voiceless-stop-like temporal intervals ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1981
Masking of Noise Bursts by an Adjacent Vowel for Hearing-Impaired Listeners
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sally Revoile
    Sensory Communication Research Laboratory, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C.
  • J. M. Pickett
    Sensory Communication Research Laboratory, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C.
  • Mary Pat Wilson
    Sensory Communication Research Laboratory, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C.
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1981
Masking of Noise Bursts by an Adjacent Vowel for Hearing-Impaired Listeners
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 576-579. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.576
History: Received June 24, 1980 , Accepted September 5, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 576-579. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.576
History: Received June 24, 1980; Accepted September 5, 1980

Some masking effects of synthetic vowels on adjacent noise bursts are reported for hearing-impaired listeners. The 200-ms vowels were similar to [ά] and [i]; the 50-ms noise bursts were in one of three frequency bands: .5 to 1.5, 1.5 to 4, or 4 to 6 kHz. With voiceless-stop-like temporal intervals between the stimuli, there was little backward or forward masking of the noise bursts by either vowel. Some forward masking occurred under proximate conditions of vowel and burst in time and frequency.

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