Talker variability in word recognition under cochlear implant simulation: Does talker gender matter?

Terrin N Tamati*, Lissy Sijp, Deniz Başkent

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Normal-hearing listeners are less accurate and slower to recognize words with trial-to-trial talker changes compared to a repeating talker. Cochlear implant (CI) users demonstrate poor discrimination of same-gender talkers and, to a lesser extent, different-gender talkers, which could affect word recognition. The effects of talker voice differences on word recognition were investigated using acoustic noise-vocoder simulations of CI hearing. Word recognition accuracy was lower for multiple female and male talkers, compared to multiple female talkers or a single talker. Results suggest that talker variability has a detrimental effect on word recognition accuracy under CI simulation, but only with different-gender talkers.

Originele taal-2English
ArtikelnummerEL370
Pagina's (van-tot)EL370-EL376
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume147
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
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StatusE-pub ahead of print - 23-apr-2020

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