The intelligibility of pointillistic speech

Gerald Kidd, Timothy M. Streeter, Antje Ihlefeld, Ross K. Maddox, Christine R. Mason

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A form of processed speech is described that is highly discriminable in a closed-set identification format. The processing renders speech into a set of sinusoidal pulses played synchronously across frequency. The processing and results from several experiments are described. The number and width of frequency analysis channels and tone-pulse duration were variables. In one condition, various proportions of the tones were randomly removed. The processed speech was remarkably resilient to these manipulations. This type of speech may be useful for examining multitalker listening situations in which a high degree of stimulus control is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL196-EL201
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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