Computerized measurement of speech intelligibility. I. Development of system and procedures. Keidser, G. (Acoustics Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Building 352, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark). Scand Audiol 1991; 20: 147-52. An experimental system for the measurement of speech intelligibility has been developed. It uses a Personal Computer (PC), together with appropriate software to handle playback of tes words in carrier phrases, presented in a ‘closed response’ test condition. Information about the intelligibility, based on the correct responses and the confusions, is immediately available due to simultaneous collecting and sorting of subjects’ responses. The system works satisfactorily and reliably and has been well received by experimenters as well as by adult test subjects in the age range 18-70 years. From a new Danish standard speech material for audiological purposes, a Multiple Choice speech intelligibility test has been devised. The test is called 4AFC (Four Alternative Forced Choice) and is based on monosyllabic words with consonant confusions. Normative data for the 4AFC test, obtained with the computerized system, are presented in an accompanying paper.
- computerised experimental system
- Multiple Choice test
- speech intelligibility