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Impact of different speech types on listening effort

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By o simantiraki · cited by 17 — listeners are exposed to different types of speech in everyday ... a physiological measure of listening effort (pupil size) and lis-.
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Impact of different speech types on listening effortOlympia Simantiraki1, Martin Cooke1, Simon King21Language and Speech Laboratory, Universidad del Pa ́ıs Vasco, Vitoria, Spain2Center for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] are exposed to different types of speech in everydaylife, from natural speech to speech that has undergone modifica-tions or has been generated synthetically. While many studieshave focused on measuring the intelligibility of these distinctspeech types, their impact on listening effort is not known. Thecurrent study combined an objective measure of intelligibility,a physiological measure of listening effort (pupil size) and lis-teners’ subjective judgements, to examine the impact of fourspeech types: plain (natural) speech, speech produced in noise(Lombard speech), speech enhanced to promote intelligibility,and synthetic speech. For each speech ty...