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CFP: INTERSPEECH 2010 Speech Intelligibility Enhancement

Dear List,

I am now sending you the CFP of one special session on "speech intelligibility enhancement" at Interspeech2010.
All you are welcome to submit your original work on this topic.

Look forward to meeting you at Interspeech2010, Tokyo, Japan.

Best regards,
Junfeng Li   Ph.D.
Graduate School of Information Science
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
1-1, Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1292, Japan
Tel: +81-761-51-1228   Fax: +81-761-51-1149
Email: junfeng@xxxxxxxxxxx

"Speech Intelligibility Enhancement for All Ages, Health Conditions and Environments"

Spoken language is the most direct means of communication between human beings. However, speech communication often “breaks down” because of increased age, hearing loss, speech disorder and especially acoustic interferences in real adverse environments. To deal with these effects, a number of techniques have been developed to eventually facilitate human speech communication. Generally speaking, these techniques aim to improve speech quality or speech intelligibility. Most traditional techniques are to improve speech quality. In recent years, increased attention has been paid to techniques that can enhance speech intelligibility, which is especially motivated by hearing prostheses, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants.

To stimulate further discussion and to promote new research, this special session provides an opportunity for researchers from various communities including speech science, medicine and signal processing. This special session will present the latest research on enhancement of speech intelligibility in human speech communication for all ages, health conditions and environments. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Speech understanding for elderly listeners in challenging listening environments; (2) Speech intelligibility enhancement techniques for hearing-impaired listeners, such as, hearing aids and cochlear implants; (3) Assistant techniques for improving speech intelligibility of speech-disordered persons; (4) Speech intelligibility enhancement in various real, difficult listening conditions.


• Qian-Jie Fu (qfu@xxxxxxx), House Ear Institute, USA
• Junfeng Li (junfeng@xxxxxxxxxxx), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
• Tetsuya Takiguchi (takigu@xxxxxxxxxxxx), Kobe University, Japan