© Emily Shannon Fu Foundation Telephone Speech Training
This is an advanced module targeted at improving speech perception in the presence of background noise. This module is appropriate for experienced users to improve speech understanding in background noise. Two advanced training protocols are used: phoneme-in-noise protocol and keyword-in-sentence. The background noise includes six-talker speech babble, speech-shaped steady noise, and white noise. All procedures use closed-set with 4-alternative choices. Group 1: Adaptive Medial Vowel Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to the vowel recognition training group in the basic module except that it is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal- to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial. During each trial, there is one monosyllabic word (initial consonant+medial vowel+final consonant). The initial consonant and final consonant are the same for all four choices. The medial vowel is different for the four choices. A typical example of four alternative choices is: "bat", "but", "bit", "bet". This training group will allow the listener to concentrate on the middle vowel sound of each word in the presence of background noise. Group 2: Adaptive Initial Consonant Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to consonant recognition training group in the basic module except that it is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal- to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial. During each trial, there is one monosyllabic word (initial consonant+medial vowel+final consonant). The medial vowel and final consonant are the same for all four choices. The initial consonant is different for the four choices. A typical example of four alternative choices is: "cat", "pat", "fat", "rat". This training group will allow the listener to concentrate on the initial consonant sound of each word in the presence of background noise. Group 3: Adaptive Medial Consonant Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to consonant recognition training group in the basic module except that it is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal- to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial. During each trial, each choice represents one monosyllabic word (initial vowel +medial consonant+final vowel). The initial vowel and final vowels are the same for all four choices. The medial consonant is different for the four choices. A typical example of four alternative choices is: "ubu", "uru", "ufu", "udu". This training group will allow the listener to concentrate on the medial consonant sound of each word in the presence of background noise. Group 4: Adaptive Final Consonant Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to consonant recognition training group in the default basic module except that it is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal-to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. In the other words, the signal-to-noise ratio is increased by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial. During each trial, each choice represents one monosyllabic word (initial consonant+meidal vowel+final consonant). The inital consonant and medial vowel are the same for all four choices. The final consonant is different for the four choices. A typical example of four alternative choices is: "bat", "ban", "bag", "bad". This training group will allow the listener to concentrate on the final consonant sound of each word in the presence of background noise.   Group 5: Adaptive Number Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to number recognition training group in the basic module except that the current training is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal-to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. In the other words, the signal-to-noise ratio is increased by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial.   Group 6: Adaptive Everyday Sentence Recognition in Noise Training This training group is similar to sentence recognition training group in the default basic module except that it is performed in the presence of background noise. The signal-to-noise ratio varies according to the response from the subject. If the subject responds correctly, the signal-to-noise ratio is reduced by 2 dB. Each session includes 25 trials and there are four choices in each trial.
Angel SoundTM Basic Phone Noise Melodic Music Openset Auditory Assess Scene Angel SoundTM: Adaptive Speech in Noise
Noise Broadband White Noise Six-Talker Speech Babble Speech-Shaped Noise