Analytic study of the Tadoma method: discrimination ability of untrained observers.

@article{Reed1978AnalyticSO,
  title={Analytic study of the Tadoma method: discrimination ability of untrained observers.},
  author={Charlotte M. Reed and Stephany I. Rubin and Louis D. Braida and Nathaniel I. Durlach},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  year={1978},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={625-36}
}
This study reports the ability of two observers with normal-hearing and sight to discriminate pairs of speech elements through the Tadoma method of speechreading. The observers were blindfolded and exposed to masking noise to eliminate visual and auditory cues. They placed their right hand over the speaker's face and neck so that the thumb rested lightly on the lips and the fingers fanned out over the cheek and neck. The discrimination tests were conducted using an ABX procedure. Average… CONTINUE READING

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