Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications on efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and on the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume, the authors provide an up-to-date synthesis of recent research in the area of speech processing in the auditory system, bringing together a diverse range of scientists to present the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective. Of particular concern is the ability to understand speech in uncertain, potentially adverse acoustic environments, currently the bane of both hearing aid and speech recognition technology. There is increasing evidence that the perceptual stability characteristic of speech understanding is due, at least in part, to elegant transformations of the acoustic signal performed by auditory mechanisms. As a comprehensive review of speech's auditory basis, this book will interest physiologists, anatomists, psychologists, phoneticians, computer scientists, biomedical and electrical engineers, and clinicians.
Preface * Speech Processing in the Auditory System: An Overview * The Analysis and Representation of Speech * Explaining the Structure of Feature and Phoneme Inventories: The Role of Auditory Distinctiveness * Physiological Representations of Speech * The Perception of Speech Under Adverse Acoustic Conditions * Automatic Speech Recognition: An Auditory Perspective * Hearing Aids and Hearing Impairment * Speech Processing for Cochlear Implants
Springer-verlag New York Inc.
Springer Handbook Of Auditory Research
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Country of Publication
Steven Greenberg, William A. Ainsworth, Richard R. Fay
Parmy Hearing Institute, Chicago, IL, USA
SPEECH PROCESSING IN THE AUDIT
41 black & white illustrations, biography