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Re: effects of replay on intelligibility

Here is one lead that used synthetic speech...

"repeated listening experiences resulted in significantly improved
scores for both novel and repeated vocabulary [...] repeated
vocabulary was more intelligible than novel vocabulary. The results
provide evidence that repeated listening experiences result in
improved performance for both children and adults. Children and adults
not only remember and recognize words that they have heard previously
(repeated vocabulary), but repeated exposure to synthesized speech
also improves performance on words heard for the first time (novel



Tony Miller | Motorola Solutions | Acoustic Technology Center

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Gaston Hilkhuysen
<ghilkhuysen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear list,
> In most speech intelligibility studies that use open response sets, subjects
> listen only once to a particular stimulus. During daily communication, the
> utterance and the concurrent noise are rarely fixed hence presenting a
> stimulus only once seems a highly relevant approach to speech perception.
> However in forensic applications one tends to have recordings of the
> distorted speech, hence the possibility for replay. I am wondering whether
> anyone ever looked at the effects of replay on speech intelligibility. Does
> it help to replay the same speech fragment over and over again? If yes, when
> does this effect saturate? Are listeners able to judge when additional
> replay no longer improves intelligibility, or do they merely become more
> convinced in their (possibly erroneous) responses?
> Your ideas, remarks and in particular references are warmly appreciated.
> Yours,
> -Gaston.