Intelligibility of speech under nonexponential decay conditions

Yegnanarayana, B. ; Ramakrishna, B. S. (1975) Intelligibility of speech under nonexponential decay conditions Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 58 (4). pp. 853-857. ISSN 0001-4966

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In this paper, subjective studies made on nonexponentially decaying sounds are described. The various decay conditions are realized by changing the position of the pickup microphone in a reverberation room with a highly absorbing sample on the floor. It is shown, by means of articulation tests, that intelligibility of speech is more close to a highly absorbing sample than away from it. It is also shown that the perception of decay is mainly due to the initial portion of a nonexponential decay. The significance of these studies is determining the acoustics of halls is explained.

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