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This article reviews the production characteristics and perceptual cues of intervocalic consonants as a background for acoustic studies of consonant perception in fluent speech. Data show that in conversation intervocalic consonants occur much more commonly than consonants in initial or final position; all phonetic features are strongly represented.(More)
This paper reviews data on speech perception via implanted electrodes and via tactile aids. The two approaches are compared in terms of amount and types of aid provided to communication. Related issues discussed are the performance levels with multi-versus single-channel implants, promontory electrical stimulators versus implants, use of minimal residual(More)
Hearing-impaired elderly subjects with mild to moderate, bilaterally symmetrical, sensorineural hearing losses received speech stimuli mixed with cafeteria and speech-babble noises in a variety of listening conditions. Open and closed set Rhyme test words and Speech Perception in Noise test sentences were presented at individually determined signal-to-noise(More)
The use of cues to voicing perception of initial stop consonants in multiple spoken syllables was studied for moderately/severely hearing-impaired (n = 43) and normal-hearing listeners (n = 12). The test stimuli were ten utterances each of the syllables/baed, gaed, daed, paed, kaed, taed/. The utterances were analyzed acoustically to confirm the presence of(More)