One way to find out how well hearing technology is working is to get people to try it out, whilst measuring the effort they are having to put in to listen, and the level of fatigue that is causing. But how does this work?
A lab where real-life conversations are reproduced realistically; and how this helps in design of better hearing aids. Those annoying details like crisp munching in front of the TV and unintelligible railway station announcements are all included.
Researchers came together to talk about speech at the UK Speech 2022 conference in the University of Edinburgh. The COG-MHEAR teams presented posters and found out more about the complexities of speech and ceilidh dancing; plus developments in speech technology.