The way we perceive our own voice is being studied. Contrary to classical speech listening-quality experiments, where subjects judge the speech quality by listening, remaining silent themselves, in talking-quality experiments subjects judge the quality with which they perceive their own voices while actively speaking. In this way the self-listening comfort is measured. Six experiments were carried out. Five used a standard telephone setup where echo and distortions were introduced and judged by subjects on the disturbance. In one experiment subjects judged the talking quality of six different rooms. The subjective results were used to develop an objective perceptual talking-quality measure. The overall correlation between the subjectively perceived quality and the objectively measured quality was 0.97.
Appel, Ronald; Beerends, John G.
Affiliations: Laboratory of Acoustical Imaging and Sound Control, Delft University of Technology,Delft, The Netherlands ; KPN Research, Leidschendam, The Netherlands(See document for exact affiliation information.)
JAES Volume 50 Issue 4 pp. 237-248; April 2002
Publication Date: April 15, 2002
No AES members have commented on this paper yet.
If you are not yet an AES member and have something important to say about this paper then we urge you to join the AES today and make your voice heard. You can join online today by clicking here.