Visualization of speech and audio for hearing-impaired persons
2008 (English)In: Technology and Disability, ISSN 1055-4181, Vol. 20, no 2, 97-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Speech and sounds are important sources of information in our everyday lives for communication with our environment, be it interacting with fellow humans or directing our attention to technical devices with sound signals. For hearing impaired persons this acoustic information must be supplemented or even replaced by cues using other senses. We believe that the most natural modality to use is the visual, since speech is fundamentally audiovisual and these two modalities are complementary. We are hence exploring how different visualization methods for speech and audio signals may support hearing impaired persons. The goal in this line of research is to allow the growing number of hearing impaired persons, children as well as the middle-aged and elderly, equal participation in communication. A number of visualization techniques are proposed and exemplified with applications for hearing impaired persons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 20, no 2, 97-107 p.
Communication support, Hearing impairment, Sound classification, Speech processing, Speech reading, Speech training, Talking heads
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52055ScopusID: 2-s2.0-47949118506OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52055DiVA: diva2:465349
tmh_import_11_12_14. QC 201112202011-12-142011-12-142011-12-20Bibliographically approved