Importance of temporal-envelope speech cues in different spectral regions

Marine Ardoint*, Trevor Agus, Stanley Sheft, Christian Lorenzi

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This study investigated the ability to use temporal-envelope (E) cues in a consonant identification task when presented within one or two frequency bands. Syllables were split into five bands spanning the range 70-7300 Hz with each band processed to preserve E cues and degrade temporal fine-structure cues. Identification scores were measured for normal-hearing listeners in quiet for individual processed bands and for pairs of bands. Consistent patterns of results were obtained in both the single- and dual-band conditions: identification scores increased systematically with band center frequency, showing that E cues in the higher bands (1.8-7.3 kHz) convey greater information.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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