Perceived quality of resonance based decomposed speech components under diotic and dichotic listening

Chin Tuan Tan, Ivan W. Selesnick, Kemal Avci

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Abstract

This study investigates the feasibility of using binaural dichotic presentation of speech components decomposed using a recently proposed resonance-based decomposition method to release listeners from intra-speech masking and yield better perceived sound quality. Resonance-based decomposition is a nonlinear signal analysis method based not on frequency or scale but on resonance. We decomposed different categories of speech stimuli (vowels, consonants, and sentences) into low- and high-resonance component using various combination of low- and high-Q-factors {Q1, Q2}. 10 normal hearing listeners were asked to rate the perceived quality of each individual decomposed component presented diotically, and in pair presented dichotically. We found that the perceived quality rating of these resonance components when presented in pair was higher than the mean of perceived quality ratings of these resonance components when presented individually. Our result suggests that listeners were able to fuse binaural dichotic presentation of high- and low-resonance components and perceived better sound quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages925-929
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479928927
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 4 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/4/145/9/14

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Keywords

  • Resonance-based decomposition
  • binaural fusion
  • dichotic representation of speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tan, C. T., Selesnick, I. W., & Avci, K. (2014). Perceived quality of resonance based decomposed speech components under diotic and dichotic listening. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 (pp. 925-929). [6853732] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6853732