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Department of Comparative Language Science

New paper out: First cross-language study on speech intelligibility and acuity

Martin Meyer and his colleagues Zbynek Bures, Oliver Profant, Nick Sommerhalder, Radek Skarnitzl and Jakub Fuksa present: Speech intelligibility and its relation to auditory temporal processing in Czech and Swiss German subjects with and without tinnitus. This paper can be found in the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Journal.

Previous studies have shown that levels for 50% speech intelligibility in quiet and in noise differ for different languages. Here, we aimed to find out whether these differences may relate to different auditory processing of temporal sound features in different languages. The results support the notion of language-specific differences in speech comprehension examined by elementary measures of auditory temporal processing.

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-023-08398-8