Barrie A Edmonds

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Across-frequency processing by common interaural time delay (ITD) in spatial unmasking was investigated by measuring speech reception thresholds (SRTs) for high- and low-frequency bands of target speech presented against concurrent speech or a noise masker. Experiment 1 indicated that presenting one of these target bands with an ITD of +500 micros and the(More)
The effect of interaural correlation (rho) on the loudness for noisebands was measured using a loudness-matching task in naive listeners. The task involved a sequence of loudness comparisons for which the intensity of one stimulus in a given comparison was varied using a one-up-one-down adaptive rule. The task provided an estimate of the level difference(More)
Speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were measured for target speech presented concurrently with interfering speech (spoken by a different speaker). In experiment 1, the target and interferer were divided spectrally into high- and low-frequency bands and presented over headphones in three conditions: monaural, dichotic (target and interferer to different(More)
Two experiments explored the concept of the binaural spectrogram [Culling and Colburn, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 107, 517-527 (2000)] and its relationship to monaurally derived information. In each experiment, speech was added to noise at an adverse signal-to-noise ratio in the NoS pi binaural configuration. The resulting monaural and binaural cues were analyzed(More)
Two recognition tasks are discussed in which pre-processing based on amplitude modulation (AM) maps is compared with other feature extraction strategies. In the first task we show how the AM map representation can be used to segregate voiced speech signals from one another. The second shows how the AM representation can be used for robust digit recognition(More)
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