5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

The Teleface Project Multi-Modal Speech-Communication for the Hearing Impaired

Jonas Beskow, Martin Dahlquist, Björn Granström, Magnus Lundeberg, Karl-Erik Spens, Tobias Öhman

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, Stockholm, Sweden

The Teleface Project, a project that aims at evaluating the possibilities for a telephone communication aid for hard of hearing persons, is presented as well as the different parts of the project: audio-visual speech synthesis, visual speech measurement and multimodal speech intelligibility studies. The experiments showed a noticeable intelligibility advantage for the addition of the face information, both for natural and synthetic faces.

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Bibliographic reference.  Beskow, Jonas / Dahlquist, Martin / Granström, Björn / Lundeberg, Magnus / Spens, Karl-Erik / Öhman, Tobias (1997): "The teleface project multi-modal speech-communication for the hearing impaired", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2003-2006.