Accession Number : AD0757426

Title :   Talker Variations as Related to Intelligibility.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE COMMUNICATION SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hollien,Harry ; Rothman,Howard

Report Date : 01 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The aim of the study was to provide data that will contribute to the understanding of how variability among talkers may affect intelligibility test results; the two aspects under test in this study were (1) duration and (2) consonant-vowel amplitude ratios. Four most intelligible and four least intelligible talkers were identified from a sample of twenty adult males. Word samples common to both groups were identified on the criteria of being mostly understood and misunderstood by ten listeners. Results of acoustic evaluation of the word element demonstrated: that words receiving higher scores associated with more intelligible talkers where characterized by smaller consonant-vowel amplitude differences than the same words receiving lower intelligibility scores common to less intelligible talkers, and there were no significant differences in duration. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH, *INTELLIGIBILITY), (*DIVING, SPEECH), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, AUDITORY ACUITY, UNDERWATER SOUND

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE