14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

An Overview of the VUB Entry for the 2013 Hurricane Challenge

Henk Brouckxon, Werner Verhelst

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

This paper describes the SINCoFETS entry for the Hurricane challenge, in which intelligibility enhancement algorithms for speech presentation in noise are compared. The proposed system combines noise-independent non-uniform time scaling and dynamics compression algorithms with noise-dependent frequency equalization to improve the robustness of speech intelligibility against noise. The algorithms in the system are described and a short discussion of the results is given.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brouckxon, Henk / Verhelst, Werner (2013): "An overview of the VUB entry for the 2013 hurricane challenge", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 3602-3604.