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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of existing and new objective measures in terms of predicting the quality of reverberant speech and speech enhanced by dereverberation algorithms. We use subjective quality ratings designed to evaluate the quality of speech along three dimensions: speech coloration, reverberation tail effect and overall speech(More)
To restore hearing sensation, cochlear implants deliver electrical pulses to the auditory nerve by relying on sophisticated signal processing algorithms that convert acoustic inputs to electrical stimuli. Although individuals fitted with cochlear implants perform well in quiet, in the presence of background noise, the speech intelligibility of cochlear(More)
Little is known about the extent to which reverberation affects speech intelligibility by cochlear implant (CI) listeners. Experiment 1 assessed CI users' performance using Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) sentences corrupted with varying degrees of reverberation. Reverberation times of 0.30, 0.60, 0.80, and 1.0 s were used. Results(More)
—This paper addresses the blind separation of convo-lutive and temporally correlated mixtures of speech, through the use of a multichannel blind deconvolution (MBD) method. In the proposed framework (LP-NGA), spatio-temporal separation is carried out by entropy maximization using the well-known natural gradient algorithm (NGA), while a temporal(More)
In this paper, we present a novel coherence-based dual-microphone noise reduction approach and show how the proposed technique can capitalize on the small microphone spacing in order to suppress coherent noise present inside a realistic reverberant environment. Listening tests with normal-hearing subjects conducted in a two-microphone array configuration,(More)
Bilateral cochlear implant (BI-CI) recipients achieve high word recognition scores in quiet listening conditions. Still, there is a substantial drop in speech recognition performance when there is reverberation and more than one interferers. BI-CI users utilize information from just two directional microphones placed on opposite sides of the head in a(More)
—In this letter, we propose a novel approach for two-microphone enhancement of speech corrupted by reverberation. Our approach steers computational resources to filter coefficients having the largest impact on the error surface and therefore only updates a subset of coefficients in every iteration. Experimental results carried out in a realistic reverberant(More)