Enhancement of hearing-impaired Mandarin speech

  title={Enhancement of hearing-impaired Mandarin speech},
  author={Chen-Long Lee and Ya-Ru Yang and Wen-Whei Chang and Yuan-Chuan Chiang},
This paper presents a new voice conversion system that modifies misarticulations and prosodic deviations of the hearingimpaired Mandarin speech. The basic strategy is the detection and exploitation of characteristic features that distinguish the impaired speech from the normal speech at segmental and prosodic levels. For spectral conversion, cepstral coefficients were characterized under the form of a Gaussian mixture model with parameters converted using a mapping function that minimizes the… CONTINUE READING