Development of Sentence Speech Materials for Speech-In-Noise Training in Adults

NURUL HUDA BANI, NASHRAH MAAMOR, WAN SYAFIRA ISHAK, SITI ZAMRATOL-MAI SARAH MUKARI, KALAIVANI CHELLAPAN

Abstract


This paper describes the systematic process followed in the development of culturally appropriate equalized speech-in-noise sentences suitable for use in an adaptive Speech-In-Noise training protocol for adults in Malaysia. The process involved three iterative phases of development. They were (1) analysis, (2) design and (3) development phases. In the analysis phase, important variables that needed to be considered for speech-in-noise materials were identified through literature review and discussion with the experts in the field. Next, in the design phase, the compilation and formation of sentences, evaluation of naturalness and recording of the speech materials were done. The last phase was the development phase which involved the evaluation of performance intensity function and equalization of intelligibility. The final outcome of these phases were 171 sentences with equal intelligibility that can be used interchangeably in a speech-in-noise training protocol for adults in Malaysia

Keywords


Development; speech test materials; speech in noise training

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