Intelligibility of 1/3-octave speech: greater contribution of frequencies outside than inside the nominal passband.


We reported previously that "everyday" sentences were highly intelligible when limited to a 1/3-octave passband centered at 1,500 Hz and having transition-band slopes of approximately 100 dB/octave. The present study determined the relative contributions to intelligibility made by the passband (PB) and the transition bands (TBs) by partitioning the same… (More)