Study of TV sound level adjustment system for the elderly with speech rate conversion function

Tomoyasu Komori, Atsushi Imai, Nobumasa Seiyama, Reiko Takou, Tohru Takagi, Yasuhiro Oikawa

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    Elderly viewers sometimes feel that background sound (music and sound effects) in TV programs is too loud, or that narration or speech is too fast to understand. That is why we have constructed a prototype system that compensates for both of these problems with sound on the receiver side. The results of evaluation experiments targeting elderly viewers showed that the use of this system could make it significantly easier to listen to TV sound. These results also showed that elderly viewers exhibit the "recruitment phenomenon". They tend to select processing with a slowed speech rate that is easy to hear.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication137th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014
    PublisherAudio Engineering Society
    Pages444-450
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781634397483
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event137th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 2014 Oct 92014 Oct 12

    Other

    Other137th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period14/10/914/10/12

      Fingerprint

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

    Cite this

    Komori, T., Imai, A., Seiyama, N., Takou, R., Takagi, T., & Oikawa, Y. (2014). Study of TV sound level adjustment system for the elderly with speech rate conversion function. In 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014 (pp. 444-450). Audio Engineering Society.