Predicting the bilateral advantage in cochlear implantees using a non-intrusive speech intelligibility measure

Stefano Cosentino, Tiago H. Falk, David McAlpine

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Abstract

A measure to predict speech intelligibility in unilateral and bilateral cochlear implant (CI) users is proposed that does not need a priori information (i.e. is non-intrusive), such as the room acoustics. Such measure, termed BiSIMCI, combines an equalization-cancellation stage together with a modulation frequency estimation stage. Simulated and actual subjective data from CI users were used to validate the proposed measure. The actual CI subjective data consisted of speech reception thresholds (SRTs) collected in anechoic rooms with a total of 28 target/interferer spatial configurations. The simulated CI subjective data were generated by running the intrusive algorithm by Culling et al. [Ear & Hearing 33 (6), 673-682 (2012)] across 109 different target/interferer conditions from two environments, one anechoic and one highly reverberant room (RT60 = 0.89s). The experimental results indicate that the proposed non-intrusive measure provides reliable predictions when compared with both actual and simulated SRT; an average correlation of 0.94 was reported for these conditions, and an average correlation of 0.97 was obtained when some intrusive assumptions were made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
EditorsF. Bimbot, C. Cerisara, C. Fougeron, G. Gravier, L. Lamel, F. Pellegrino, P. Perrier
Place of PublicationBaixas
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Pages2277-2281
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781629934433
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInterspeech 2013: 14 Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Conference

ConferenceInterspeech 2013
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period25/08/1329/08/13

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