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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF FACE COVERINGS ON SPEECH ACOUSTICS AND INTELLIGIBILITY

@inproceedings{Llamas2008EFFECTSOD,
  title={EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF FACE COVERINGS ON SPEECH ACOUSTICS AND INTELLIGIBILITY},
  author={Carmen Llamas and Philip Harrison and Damien Donnelly and Dominic Watt},
  year={2008}
}
This paper reports the results of two experiments investigating the effects on speech acoustics and intelligibility of a number of different types of forensically-relevant fabric mouth and face coverings, including the niqāb (full-face Muslim veil), balaclava, and surgical mask. For the perceptual (intelligibility) experiment, subjects were presented with two types of speech stimuli, ‘bimodal’ and ‘unimodal’, and asked to write down what they heard. Four facial guises were used (niqāb… 

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