Author's Rebuttal to Smits et al. (2018), “Comment on ‘Sensitivity of the Speech Intelligibility Index to the Assumed Dynamic Range’ by Jin et al. (2017)” Purpose The purpose of this letter is to refute the comments written by Smits, Goverts, and Versfeld (2018) . Method Refutations to each issue including the fixed mathematical relationship between dynamic range (DR) and a fitting constant (Q value), deviating results for small DRs, and determination of Speech Intelligibility ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   January 22, 2018
Author's Rebuttal to Smits et al. (2018), “Comment on ‘Sensitivity of the Speech Intelligibility Index to the Assumed Dynamic Range’ by Jin et al. (2017)”
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • In-Ki Jin
    Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • James M. Kates
    Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Kathryn H. Arehart
    Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
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  • Correspondence to In-Ki Jin: inkijin@hallym.ac.kr
  • Editor-in-Chief: Frederick (Erick) Gallun
    Editor-in-Chief: Frederick (Erick) Gallun×
  • Editor: Jennifer Lentz
    Editor: Jennifer Lentz×
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Letter to the Editor   |   January 22, 2018
Author's Rebuttal to Smits et al. (2018), “Comment on ‘Sensitivity of the Speech Intelligibility Index to the Assumed Dynamic Range’ by Jin et al. (2017)”
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, January 2018, Vol. 61, 189-190. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H-17-0359
History: Received September 20, 2017 , Accepted October 10, 2017
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, January 2018, Vol. 61, 189-190. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H-17-0359
History: Received September 20, 2017; Accepted October 10, 2017

Purpose The purpose of this letter is to refute the comments written by Smits, Goverts, and Versfeld (2018) .

Method Refutations to each issue including the fixed mathematical relationship between dynamic range (DR) and a fitting constant (Q value), deviating results for small DRs, and determination of Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) model parameters are described.

Results Although Smits et al. (2018)  correctly identified several issues, those comments do not diminish the results of the original article (Jin, Kates, & Arehart, 2017) in providing new insights for the SII.

Conclusions Jin et al. (2017)  clearly provided the impact of languages and DR on the SII, which was the main result of the study.

Acknowledgments
This study was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2015R1C1A1A01052458).
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