Re: Audibility of frequency notches (Sheila M Williams )

Subject: Re: Audibility of frequency notches
From:    Sheila M Williams  <sheila.williams(at)UCL.AC.UK>
Date:    Thu, 17 Jan 2002 09:20:43 +0000

Hi, doesn't this depend on where the notch is with respect to the speech signal, the overall spectral pattern of the speech signal and whether things such as fundamental frequency are changing over time? The speech signal is very complex and the significant information in it is context dependent (e.g. frication range of fricatives, formant peaks for vowels etc.), different fom speaker to speaker, and changing all the time. I would guess you could remove almost anything that wasn't providing the relevant cues at any given time and no-one would notice. Sheila Williams At 02:02 PM 16/1/02 -0500, David I. Havelock wrote: >List members > >A colleague here has been looking for an answer to the following question... > >Consider speech with a frequency band removed, such as might be done with an >ideal notch filter. It seems that if the removed band is very narrow then >there is no perceived degradation in the speech. How wide must the removed >frequency band be before a degradation in the speech becomes noticable? > >Is the answer to this known? > >David Havelock >---------------------------------- >David I. Havelock >Acoustics and Signal Processing Group >Institute for Microstructural Sciences, M-36 >National Research Council (Canada) >1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6 >david.havelock(at) >voice: (613) 993-7661 fax: (613)952-3670 >45N27'16" 75E37'26" > > Sheila Williams Tel 020 7679 5399 Psychology Department Fax 020 7436 4276 University College London 26 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AP ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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