Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Research Period 2011~2013
Research Topic Research on next-generation speech enhancement for auditory barrier-free between elderly and younger persons
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
KAKENHI Grant No. 23700221
Representative Person MORISE Masahiro
Details A speech enhancement technology for auditory barrier-free between elderly and younger persons was introduced. In the first study, an acoustic feature associated with the auditory impression was investigated. Then, the enhancement technology based on the feature was proposed and evaluated. The results suggested that the proposed technology was effective to improve the auditory impression. Furthermore, speech analysis methods for atypical speech such as shout and hoarse speech and noise suppression methods for noisy speech were also proposed. Evaluations for these methods were carried out, and their effectiveness was demonstrated.