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Prediction model of speech intelligibility in room with dome

Harun, Mokhtar and Abd Rahman, Tharek and Ibrahim, Md. Najib and Jaafar, Md. Yunus (2007) Prediction model of speech intelligibility in room with dome. In: Contemporary Issues On Mosques Acoustics. Penerbit UTM , Johor, pp. 87-98. ISBN 978-983-52-0642-9

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Abstract

Several functions affect speech intelligibility in a room. Among the more significant functions are the signal–to-noise-ratio (SNR), early decay time (EDT) and direct-to-reverberant ratio (D/R). These three acoustics objective measures are the primary influences on speech intelligibility, which are the main issues presented in this chapter. However, the amount of reflections in the room from an impulse sound signal may supersede the effects of SNR toward speech intelligibility. In addition, the acoustics characteristics of the room also influence the resulting sound level and thus the speech intelligibility. An in depth analysis on SNR, EDT and D/R has opened-up possibility of predicting speech intelligibility index by means of room’s physical quantities, and thus enabling sound system engineers and architects to have good indicators of how room will perform in terms of speech intelligibility, as early as the initial room design process.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:14041
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:17 Aug 2011 08:04
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