ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Perception and production of mood in speech by cochlear implant users

David House

This paper presents results from a study where speaker mood identification performance of 17 cochlear implant users at two weeks following processor activation was compared to the performance of 13 and 11 members of the same group at 6 months and at more than one year after processor activation respectively. The cochlear implant users as a group showed difficulties confusing happy with angry and sad. Group performance improved only slightly over time while individual differences were considerable, ranging from 25% to 90% correct identification. Changes in production performance were also studied in three of the implant users. In the production study, the most dramatic improvements occurred in recordings made six months after activation. The length of time needed to regain voice control after deafness may indicate a difference between reacquisition speed in perception and production in cochlear implant users.


Cite as: House, D. (1994) Perception and production of mood in speech by cochlear implant users. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 2051-2054

@inproceedings{house94_icslp,
  author={David House},
  title={{Perception and production of mood in speech by cochlear implant users}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={2051--2054}
}