Clarity-2021 challenges : machine learning challenges for advancing hearing aid processing

Graetzer, SN ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1446-5637, Barker, J, Cox, TJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4075-7564, Akeroyd, M, Culling, JF, Naylor, G, Porter, E and Viveros Munoz, R 2021, Clarity-2021 challenges : machine learning challenges for advancing hearing aid processing , in: Interspeech 2021, 30th August - 3rd September 2021, Brno, Czechia.

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Abstract

In recent years, rapid advances in speech technology have been made possible by machine learning challenges such as CHiME, REVERB, Blizzard, and Hurricane. In the Clarity project, the machine learning approach is applied to the problem of hearing aid processing of speech-in-noise, where current technology in enhancing the speech signal for the hearing aid wearer is often ineffective. The scenario is a (simulated) cuboid-shaped living room in which there is a single listener, a single target speaker and a single interferer, which is either a competing talker or domestic noise. All sources are static, the target is always within ±30◦ azimuth of the listener and at the same elevation, and the interferer is an omnidirectional point source at the same elevation. The target speech comes from an open source 40- speaker British English speech database collected for this purpose. This paper provides a baseline description of the round one Clarity challenges for both enhancement (CEC1) and prediction (CPC1). To the authors’ knowledge, these are the first machine learning challenges to consider the problem of hearing aid speech signal processing

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Publisher: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
ISBN: 9781713836902
ISSN: 2308-457X
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: TJ Cox
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 11:41
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:17
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62422

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