Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

For various reasons, audio recordings made of speakers with dysarthria or other communicative disorders are often made using head mounted microphones. The close proximity of the mouth to the microphone may result in an elimination of the typical reverberant quality of speech. Naturally occurring reverberation can reduce speech intelligibility while the speech may sound more […]

Contributing Factors to Listener Effort for Dysarthric Speech.

Contributing Factors to Listener Effort for Dysarthric Speech.

The primary aim of this study was to determine contributing factors to listeners’ judgment of effort when listening to speakers with dysarthria. Thirty-three Cantonese speakers with dysarthria, aged 14 to 78 years, provided the speech samples. Twenty speech and hearing sciences students served as listeners. Listening tasks included orthographic transcription, rating of listener effort using […]