This work deals with the effect of very low and excessive reverberation on speech sound pressure levels. Measurements were carried out in a semi-anechoic and reverberant room using a contact-sensor-based device fixed at the base of the neck and a headworn microphone placed at 2.5 cm from the speaker’s mouth. Speakers produced short monologues and also described a map with the intent of correctly explaining directions to a listener 6 m away. A significant increase of about 2 dB in mean, equivalent, and mode speech levels in semi-anechoic compared to reverberant room was on average observed for the map description from recordings with the contact device, thus, highlighting an increased vocal intensity in dead rooms when the speech task had a communicative intent. Such reliable results were not found with the headworn microphone because speech levels were affected by noise recorded in the pauses. Particularly, the 30 ms logging interval brought to more severe errors in mode and mean speech levels compared to 1 s. When the pauses were removed and a logging interval of 30 ms was adopted, results were more consistent with those obtained with the contact sensor, but level differences between the two rooms still remained not significant.
Speech level parameters in very low and excessive reverberation measured with a contact-sensor-based device and a headworn microphone / Astolfi, A.; Castellana, A.; Puglisi, G. E.; Fugiglando, U.; Carullo, A.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. - ISSN 0001-4966. - ELETTRONICO. - 145:4(2019), pp. 2540-2551.
|Titolo:||Speech level parameters in very low and excessive reverberation measured with a contact-sensor-based device and a headworn microphone|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.5098942|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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