The main purpose of this laboratory is to examine two methods of assessing the intelligibility of speech passed through a communication channel.
Here are the resources that you will need:
Lab Handout (PDF)
In this lab, you will participate as a subject in two types of intelligibility tests:
The stimuli will be presented on audio tape during class. If you do not attend the class, the audio is available on the Lab Database page.
A third type of test is available, although it is not presented in class:
The audio for this test is available on the Lab Database page.
Miller, G. A., and P. E. Nicely. "Analysis of perceptual confusions among some English consonants." J Acoust Soc Am 27 (1955): 338-352.
Kalikow, D. N., K. N. Stevens, and L. L. Elliot. "Development of a test of speech intelligibility in noise using sentence materials with controlled word predictability." J Acoust Soc Am 61 (1977): 1337-1351.