Virtual Speech Reading Support for Hard of Hearing in a Domestic Multi-Media Setting
2009 (English)In: INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009, 1443-1446 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we present recent results on the development of the SynFace lip synchronized talking head towards multilinguality, varying signal conditions and noise robustness in the Hearing at Home project. We then describe the large scale hearing impaired user studies carried out for three languages. The user tests focus on measuring the gain in Speech Reception Threshold in Noise when using SynFace, and on measuring the effort scaling when using SynFace by hearing impaired people. Preliminary analysis of the results does not show significant gain in SRT or in effort scaling. But looking at inter-subject variability, it is clear that many subjects benefit from SynFace especially with speech with stereo babble noise.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009. 1443-1446 p.
hearing impairment, communication support, talking heads, visual speech reading, multilingual
Computer and Information Science Communication Studies General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29883ISI: 000276842800355ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450190855OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-29883DiVA: diva2:399044
10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference, Brighton, ENGLAND, SEP 06-10, 2009
QC 201102212011-02-212011-02-172011-02-21Bibliographically approved