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Re: Listening Test Speech Data
Hi Lorenzo et al,
No problem and thanks for the info.
Yes, I do have the PESQ algorithm also, for narrowband speech
communication and I am also aware of the wideband version but at present I
am only interested in testing speech with PEAQ. I will try out the speech
databases that you mention.
> Dear Dermot,
> it might not be your case, but why are you using PEAQ to evaluate the
> quality of the speech, while ITU released another algorithm which is
> specific for speech, PESQ (Perceptive Evaluation of Speech Quality)? Maybe
> you just want to test PEAQ, and, if so, I' sorry for this email...
> About speech database, I usually use an italian one, the ?Audiometria
, but I don't know
> whether this could be ok for you...
> Best Regards
> Lorenzo Picinali
> Lorenzo Picinali
> PhD Student
> Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre
> 0116 2551551, internal 6770
> Clephan Building CL0.19
> De Montfort University
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> Subject: AUDITORY Digest - 4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007 (#2007-148)
> There are 7 messages totalling 334 lines in this issue.
> Topics of the day:
> 1. Affordable/simple audio hardware for psychoacoustic experiments?
> 2. Open Position for a young research engineer (M/F) in Auralization
> 3. Listening Test Speech Data
> 4. Research Audiologist Position at Cochlear Americas
> 5. Online listening tests and psychoacoutics experiments with large N
> 6. post-doctoral position in auditory cognition
> 7. Program for running adaptive procedure
> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:58:05 +0200
> From: Daniel Oberfeld <oberfeld@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Affordable/simple audio hardware for psychoacoustic experiments?
> Dear list,
> in some of our undergraduate labs in Experimental Psychology, the
> students conduct simple psychoacoustic experiments like measuring a
> detection or a discrimination threshold.
> To reduce the blocking of our laboratories by these courses, we want to
> purchase a simple computer setup (Matlab-based) on which the students'
> experiments can be run.
> The most simple and most cost effective solution would be to connect the
> headphones (e.g. Sennheiser HDA200, which give you some sound insulation
> even outside a sound-insulated chamber) directly to the soundcard/
> digital-to-analog converter. Does anybody here have experience with such
> a setup and could recommend a device with low noise but sufficient
> output power to drive low-impendance headphones? A stereo device would
> do, but four or more audio channels would be preferable.
> Or alternatively, do you know an affordable (i.e., non-TDT) low-noise
> headphone amplifier you could recommend?
> Kind regards,
> Dr. Daniel Oberfeld-Twistel
> Johannes Gutenberg - Universitaet Mainz
> Department of Psychology
> Experimental Psychology
> Staudingerweg 9
> 55128 Mainz
> Phone ++49 (0) 6131 39 22423
> Fax ++49 (0) 6131 39 22480
> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 15:00:55 +0100
> From: Peter Lennox <P.Lennox@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Open Position for a young research engineer (M/F) in
> Auralization (Liege, Belgium)
> I think "young" means "cheap"...
> Dr. Peter Lennox
> Signal Processing Applications Research Group
> University of Derby
> Int. tel: 3155
>>>> Toth Laszlo <tothl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 28/06/2007 08:20:41 >>>
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Richard H. wrote:
>> Is age discrimination legal in Belgium?
> Having seen age discrimination in EU-funded projects as well, it seems
> me that age discrimination is legal in Europe. Probably they think that
> is a positive discrimination?
> Laszlo Toth
> Hungarian Academy of Sciences *
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> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 16:08:31 +0100
> From: Dermot Campbell <dermot.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Listening Test Speech Data
> Dear List,
> As the topic is fresh now may be a good time to request some information
> on this area.
> Im looking for some reasonably recent wideband speech databases that
> would be suitable to test with the PEAQ algorithm. Really, Im looking
> for speech files with a reference speech file and a degraded version of
> the reference speech file. It is preferrable to have known subjective
> data on such speech files also. Any help appreciated.
> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 16:02:17 +0000
> From: Stoph Long <stophlong@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Research Audiologist Position at Cochlear Americas
> Hello,=0A=0A There is an audiologist position here at Cochlear
> in Denver in the research group (working with me, Chris van den Honert,
> h Smith,=0ASean Lineaweaver, Wendy Parkinson, and others) that we are
> ng to fill.=0APlease do forward this to qualified potential candidates.
> 'd really love to=0Alocate a great CI audiologist to add to our research
> am.=0A=0A Here are the details:=0A=0A=0ATITLE: Research Audiologist
> DEPARTMENT: Research=0A=0A=0A=0ASUMMARY: The Research Audiologist
> responsible for performing tasks=0Ain support of research activities
> ed out within the Department of=0AResearch. These activities focus
> ly on the scientific study of=0Aperception by human cochlear implant
> ents. The Research=0AAudiologist also participates to varying extents in
> elated=0Adepartmental activities such preparation of regulatory
> ,=0Asupport of other departmental functions, and customer=0Aassistance.
> cific tasks include (but are not limited to)=0Arecruitment and counseling
> f prospective research subjects,=0Acollection of data (e.g. speech
> n scores or psychophysical=0Ameasures), data analysis, and written or oral
> presentation of results.=0AThe Research Audiologist interacts closely with
> other Research=0ADepartment staff and clinical/academic collaborators to
> rticipate in=0Athe specification of custom research software, design and
> ecution of=0Astudy protocols, and preparation of scientific
> =0A=0AThe Research Audiologist must possess excellent clinical skills and
> e=0Acomfortable working with human subjects in a research environment.
> =0Aor she must have experience working with cochlear implant
> and have excellent verbal and written communications
> & RESPONSIBILITIES:=0A=0A1. Carry out experimental protocols with
> n subjects, including collection of experimental speech reception and
> ophysical data=0A2. Recruit and counsel prospective study
> =0A3. Organize and schedule subject visits to Cochlear laboratory
> ities=0A4. Assist with preparation of regulatory submissions=0A5.
> ssist in monitoring and achieving compliance with regulatory
> =0A6. Assist with analysis and written or oral reporting of
> l data=0A7. Consult with clinical collaborators with regard to
> management of study participants=0A8. Assist in the design and
> cation or selection of experimental protocols and measurement tools=0A9.
> Assist in preparation of reports, presentations, or publications of
> imental results=0A10. Provide relevant clinical and human interface
> ertise regarding experimental hardware and software=0A11. Serve as
> cate for experimental study participants=0A12. Consult with other
> tmental functions as needed=0A13. Other duties as
> M QUALIFICATIONS:=0A=0AMasters Degree or equivalent in Audiology or
> Science.=0ACertificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology or
> =0AMinimum of 2 years experience working with cochlear
> . Working knowledge of Nucleus programming software and=0ANucleus implant
> products.=0A=0A=0ACONTACT:=0A=0ANiki Wollan=0AStaffing
> r Americas=0A400 Inverness Parkway, Ste. 400=0AEnglewood, CO
> an@xxxxxxxxxxxx=0A303.524.7171 direct=0A=0A=0A------------------=0A=0AWarm
> Regards,=0A=0AChristopher Long=0ADirector of Auditory Perception
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> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:03:54 +0200
> From: Henkjan Honing <honing@xxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Online listening tests and psychoacoutics experiments with
> large N
> These are indeed some of the the standard tricks I was referring =20
> to :-) See references mentioned in my earlier posting and review =20
> papers by authors like Reips .
>  Reips, U. (2002) Internet-Based Psychological Experimenting. =20
> Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 20, No. 3, 241-249
> On 4 Jul 2007, at 13:27, Bruno L. Giordano wrote:
>> I am not in online testing, but I find the topic rather interesting.
>> A few issues pop out:
>>  Variability of presentation conditions. Improvement: equalize =20
>> signals or
>> audio playback using data from an initial quick-and-dirty =20
>> measurement of
>> detection thresholds at different frequencies. A way can also be =20
>> found to
>> roughly tell apart the participant-specific sensitivity from the =20
>> response of the audio playback chain.
>>  Attention level. Improvement: interleave experimental trials with
>> auditory detection trials. If the reaction time in any of the =20
>> trials exceeds a given acceptable threshold, the experiment is =20
>> and data is not considered.
>>  The same person could participate to the experiment more than =20
>> once. This
>> might not be ideal. Improvement: [a] the participant gives an email
>> and the system checks whether substrings of the address have =20
>> already been
>> submitted for participation; [b] a different http address for the =20
>> is sent to the mailbox of each of the participants (e.g., the online
>> executable is given a different name for each of the participants).
>> Bruno L. Giordano, Ph.D.
>> Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory
>> CIRMMT http://www.cirmmt.mcgill.ca/
>> Schulich School of Music, McGill University
>> 555 Sherbrooke Street West
>> Montr=E9al, QC H3A 1E3
>> Office: +1 514 398 4535 ext. 00900
> Dr. H. Honing
> Music Cognition Group
> Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC)
> Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam (CSCA)
> Universiteit van Amsterdam
> I http://www.hum.uva.nl/mmm/
> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 13:44:56 -0400
> From: "Yale E. Cohen" <Yale.E.Cohen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: post-doctoral position in auditory cognition
> Post-doctoral position: auditory cognition in nonhuman primates
> A postdoctoral position is available to study the neural basis of
> auditory cognition in nonhuman primates. The focus of the
> laboratory is on how our brains represent features of communication
> especially higher-order features. Our main technique is single-unit
> in awake animals performing behavioral tasks.
> Behavioral analyses and computational modeling also consitute an
> important component of our work. Suitable backgrounds include vision,
> audition, oculomotor, or other areas of systems neuroscience.
> Experience with electrophysiological recording and skills in
> quantitative analysis and programming are a plus. Send CV and names
> of 2-3 references to Dr. Yale E. Cohen, 6207 Moore Hall, Dept. of
> Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH 03755,
> yec(at)dartmouth.edu. If emailing, send plain text cover
> email in addition to any enclosures.
> Yale E. Cohen, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
> Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
> 6207 Moore
> Dartmouth College
> Hanover, NH 03755
> E-mail: yec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Phone: 603 646 0532
> FAX: 603 646 1419
> URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~psych/people/faculty/cohen.html
> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 17:06:01 -0400
> From: Vidya Ganesh <ganesh.vidya@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Program for running adaptive procedure
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> Hi everbody,
> I am wondering if there is a PC-based program for running an adaptive
> paradigm. We do not have the hardware, so will have to route the signal
> through the sound card. Any ideas? The stimuli will be speech and
> speech-shaped noise. Any feedback will be appreciated.
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> <div>Hi everbody,</div>
> <div> I am wondering if there is a PC-based program for
> running an adaptive paradigm. We do not have the hardware,
> so will have to route the signal through the sound card. Any
> ideas? The stimuli will be speech and speech-shaped noise. Any
> feedback will be appreciated.
> <div> Thanks,</div>
> <div> Vidya<br
> clear="all"><br><br><br> </div>
> End of AUDITORY Digest - 4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007 (#2007-148)
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