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J Acoust Soc Am. 2015 Aug;138(2):938-41. doi: 10.1121/1.4927412.

Derivations of the band-importance function: A cross-procedure comparison.

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Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Hallym University, 1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 200-702, South Korea.
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.
Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, South Korea.


The purpose of this study was to compare band-importance functions (BIFs) derived by two different procedures. Intelligibility data from native speakers of Korean were used. BIFs were derived using an established procedure reported by Studebaker and Sherbecoe [J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 34, 427-438 (1991)] and by a recently published method reported by Kates [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134(5), EL459-EL464 (2013)]. The BIFs produced by the two different procedures were similar. These results indicate that the BIF calculation procedure by Kates is accurate for sentences as well as for the monosyllables used in its derivation.

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