ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

The effect of spectral tilt on infants' discrimination of fricatives

Elizabeth Beach, Christine Kitamura, Harvey Dillon, Teresa Ching, Denis Burnham

Research on infants' ability to discriminate speech sounds with different directions of spectral tilt can be used to optimise the frequency response of hearing aids being fitted to very young infants. In the current study, infants were presented with a fricative contrast with either a positive or negative spectral tilt, or in unmodified form. The results showed 6-month-olds were able to discriminate the contrast irrespective of the manipulation, while 9-month-olds could only discriminate the contrast in unmodified form.


Cite as: Beach, E., Kitamura, C., Dillon, H., Ching, T., Burnham, D. (2008) The effect of spectral tilt on infants' discrimination of fricatives. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2852

@inproceedings{beach08_interspeech,
  author={Elizabeth Beach and Christine Kitamura and Harvey Dillon and Teresa Ching and Denis Burnham},
  title={{The effect of spectral tilt on infants' discrimination of fricatives}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2852}
}