Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Speech Training for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired People

Ramón García Gómez (1), Ricardo López Barquilla (1), José Ignacio Puertas Tera (1), José Parera Bermudez (1), Marie-Christine Haton (2), Jean-Paul Haton (2), Pierre Alinat (4), Sofia Moreno (3), Wolfgang Hess (5), Ma Araceli Sanchez Raya (6), Eduardo Alberto Martínez Gual (6), Juan Luis Navas-Chaveli Daza (6), Christophe Antoine (2), Marie-Madeleine Durel (7), Genevieve Maugin (8), Silke Hohmann (5)

(1): UPM, Madrid, Spain; (2): LORIA, Nancy, France; (3): Teima Audiotex, Madrid, Spain (4): Thomson Marconi Sonar, Sophia Antipolis, France (5): IKP, University of Bonn, Germany (6): Promi, Madrid, Spaion (7): Centre Hospital Regional de Nancy, France (8): Urapeda, Nancy, France

In this paper we will describe the results of the ISAEUS project (TIDE DE 3004) achieved until now. The objective of this project is to develop a state of the art, cost effective, prototype for training deaf people in German, French and Spanish languages. We describe the user needs as understood for the users of ISAEUS: deaf persons and speech therapist. The paper also includes a brief description of the main blocks of the system: the acoustic-phonetic analyser in which will be based the exercises, the set of exercises that will be included, other features of the system and the real implementation. The paper will finalise with the description of the strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of this tool.

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Bibliographic reference.  García Gómez, Ramón / López Barquilla, Ricardo / Puertas Tera, José Ignacio / Parera Bermudez, José / Haton, Marie-Christine / Haton, Jean-Paul / Alinat, Pierre / Moreno, Sofia / Hess, Wolfgang / Sanchez Raya, Ma Araceli / Martínez Gual, Eduardo Alberto / Navas-Chaveli Daza, Juan Luis / Antoine, Christophe / Durel, Marie-Madeleine / Maugin, Genevieve / Hohmann, Silke (1999): "Speech training for deaf and hearing-impaired people", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1067-1070.