Perceptual Adaptation to Room Acoustics and Effects on Speech Intelligibility in Hearing-Impaired Populations.

@article{Zahorik2011PerceptualAT,
  title={Perceptual Adaptation to Room Acoustics and Effects on Speech Intelligibility in Hearing-Impaired Populations.},
  author={Pavel Zahorik and Eugene Brandewie},
  journal={Proceedings of Forum Acusticum},
  year={2011},
  pages={2167-2172}
}
Recent evidence suggests that brief listening exposure to a reverberant room environment can improve closed-set speech intelligibility in that same environment. For normal-hearing populations, this room adaptation effect can result in improvements in intelligibility of as much as 20%, but depends strongly on the reverberation time of the room, and appears to require binaural input. Because poor speech intelligibility in reverberation is a common complaint for hearing-impaired listeners, it is… CONTINUE READING