Accession Number:

ADA014516

Title:

The Effect of a Tracking Task on Speech Intelligibility in Noise.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The report describes an investigation which was carried out to study the effect on speech intelligibility in noise of simultaneously performing a tracking task. The results indicate that for some subjects there is a significant deterimental effect of tracking on speech intelligibility, and that this effect may be offset by improving the signalnoise ratios of communication. These results suggest that it is inaccurate to use data based on classical single-stress intelligibility tests in the design and assessment of communication systems to be used in multi-activity, real life situations.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE