T. G. Thomas

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Speech recognition in noise is an extremely challenging task, particularly for hearing-impaired listeners. One way to alleviate this difficulty is to speak 'clearly' as opposed to 'conversationally' to these individuals. Preprocessing speech with relevent acoustic modifications is expected to improve speech intelligibility for impaired listeners [1, 2, 3,(More)
Our investigations addressed the efficacy of temporal modifications to the clear speech advantage. A case for synthetic clear speech in the context of hearing impairment was developed. Plosive–vowels of English language were used as test stimuli. Stimuli were subjected to consonant-duration expansion, wherein burst duration, voice onset time, and formant(More)
In difficult listening environments or when a listenerpsilas dynamic range is severely reduced, speech recognition becomes a challenging task. One way to alleviate this difficulty is to speak dasiaclearlypsila as opposed to dasiaconversationallypsila to these individuals [5, 6]. Clear speech has an intelligibility advantage over typical slow speech on(More)
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