Accession Number:

AD0639097

Title:

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TALKER INTELLIGIBILITY AND MESSAGE FAMILIARITY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Report Date:

1954-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The study was designed to determine the extent to which talker intelligibility in noise is related to the talkers familiarity with the message to be transmitted. Two groups equated with respect to talker intelligibility were tested under different conditions designed to give the talkers differing degrees of familiarity with the message to be transmitted. One group merely heard the words they were to repeat the second group received additional cues from multiple-choice answer sheets which provided aids in selecting and pronouncing the words. The data obtained from 92 subjects indicate that the group given visual cues in addition to auditory cues achieved a significantly higher mean intelligibility score than the group who only heard the words to be transmitted. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE