DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010

The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Tokyo, Japan, September 25-26, 2010

Assessing Sentence Repetition and Narrative Speech Data Produced by Hearing-Impaired and Normally Hearing Children

Shu-Chuan Tseng, Pei-Chen Tsou, Ko Kuei, Chien-Wen Lee

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

This paper examines sentence repetition and narrative speech data produced by hearing-impaired and normally hearing children with matched gender, age and level of speech comprehension. We assessed these two kinds of speech styles by talker intelligibility, vowel space, and spike production in plosives. In both speaking styles, normally hearing children performed better in talker intelligibility than their hearingimpaired counterparts. No clear vowel space shrinkage was observed in respect of speech style, hearing impairment, and age group. Surprisingly, the production of the spike in plosives was a useful measure for distinguishing acoustic properties of different speaking styles and hearing ability.

Index Terms. Speech assessment, hearing impairment, speaking style, acoustic properties

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Bibliographic reference.  Tseng, Shu-Chuan / Tsou, Pei-Chen / Kuei, Ko / Lee, Chien-Wen (2010): "Assessing sentence repetition and narrative speech data produced by hearing-impaired and normally hearing children", In DiSS-LPSS-2010, 11-14.