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Witte, E. & Köbler, S. (2019). Linguistic Materials and Metrics for the Creation of Well-Controlled Swedish Speech Perception Tests. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62(7), 2280-2294
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linguistic Materials and Metrics for the Creation of Well-Controlled Swedish Speech Perception Tests
2019 (English)In: Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, ISSN 1092-4388, E-ISSN 1558-9102, Vol. 62, no 7, p. 2280-2294Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: As factors influencing human word perception are important in the construction of speech perception tests used within the speech and hearing sciences, the purposes of this study were as follows: first, to develop algorithms that can be used to calculate different types of word metrics that influence the speed and accuracy of word perception and, second, to create a database in which those word metrics were calculated for a large set of Swedish words.

Method: Based on a revision of a large Swedish phonetic dictionary, data and algorithms were developed by which various frequency metrics, word length metrics, semantic metrics, neighborhood metrics, phonotactic metrics, and orthographic transparency metrics were calculated for each word in the dictionary. Of the various word metric algorithms used, some were Swedish language reimplementations of previously published algorithms, and some were developed in this study.

Results: The results of this study have been gathered in a Swedish word metric database called the AFC-list. The AFC-list consists of 816,404 phonetically transcribed Swedish words, all supplied with the word metric data calculated. The full AFC-list has been made publicly available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Conclusion: The results of this study constitute an extensive linguistic resource for the process of selecting test items in new well-controlled speech perception tests in the Swedish language.

Supplemental Material: https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.8330009.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75606 (URN)10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-18-0454 (DOI)000479123500016 ()31265791 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85069948138 (Scopus ID)
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Funding Agencies:

Nyckelfonden at Region Örebro County, Sweden  OLL597471 

Research Committee at Region Örebro County, Sweden  OLL-551401 

Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Skagerstrand, Å., Köbler, S. & Stenfelt, S. (2017). Loudness and annoyance of disturbing sounds: perception by normal hearing subjects. International Journal of Audiology, 56(10), 775-783
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Loudness and annoyance of disturbing sounds: perception by normal hearing subjects
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 56, no 10, p. 775-783Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: Sounds in the daily environment may cause loudness and annoyance. The present study investigated the perception of loudness and annoyance for eight different sounds present in a daily sound environment and at nine different levels varying by ±20 dB around the recorded level. The outcomes were related to tests of participants' auditory and cognitive abilities.

DESIGN: The participants undertook auditory and working memory (WM) tests prior to ratings of everyday sounds previously shown to be disturbing for persons with hearing impairment (hearing aid users).

STUDY SAMPLE: Twenty-one participants aged between 24 and 71 years, with normal hearing threshold levels.

RESULTS: Both perceived loudness and annoyance were primarily driven by the sound level. Sounds emitted from paper were rated as having greater loudness and being more annoying than the other sound sources at the same sound level. Auditory and cognitive abilities did not influence the perception of loudness and annoyance.

CONCLUSIONS: Loudness and annoyance ratings were mainly driven by sound level. Expectations of a sound seemed to influence the assessment of loudness and annoyance while auditory performance and WM capacity showed no influence on the ratings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Psychoacoustics/hearing science; noise; psycho-social/emotional; behavioural measures
National Category
Otorhinolaryngology Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-60890 (URN)10.1080/14992027.2017.1321790 (DOI)000416642900009 ()28485649 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85019114085 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-19 Created: 2017-09-19 Last updated: 2018-08-06Bibliographically approved
Skagerstrand, Å., Köbler, S. & Stenfelt, S.Acoustic analysis of real-life sounds that affect hearing aid usage.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acoustic analysis of real-life sounds that affect hearing aid usage
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Disability Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65013 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved
Skagerstrand, Å., Köbler, S. & Stenfelt, S.Loudness and annoyance of disturbing sounds: Perception by people with hearing loss.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Loudness and annoyance of disturbing sounds: Perception by people with hearing loss
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Disability Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65014 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved
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