Studies on Using the SynFace Talking Head for the Hearing Impaired
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of Fonetik'09: The XXIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, June 10-12, 2009 / [ed] Peter Branderud, Hartmut Traunmüller, Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2009, 140-143 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
SynFace is a lip-synchronized talking agent which is optimized as a visual reading support for the hearing impaired. In this paper wepresent the large scale hearing impaired user studies carried out for three languages in the Hearing at Home project. The user tests focuson measuring the gain in Speech Reception Threshold in Noise and the effort scaling when using SynFace by hearing impaired people, where groups of hearing impaired subjects with different impairment levels from mild to severe and cochlear implants are tested. Preliminaryanalysis of the results does not show significant gain in SRT or in effort scaling. But looking at large cross-subject variability in both tests, it isclear that many subjects benefit from SynFace especially with speech with stereo babble.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2009. 140-143 p.
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52098ISBN: 978-91-633-4892-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52098DiVA: diva2:465393
Fonetik 2009, 10-12 juni, Stockholm
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