Impact of a Speaker Head Rotation on the Far-end Listening Situation

Konferenz: Speech Communication - 14th ITG Conference
29.09.2021 - 01.10.2021 in online

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 298: Speech Communication

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Hübschen, Tobias; Al-Mafrachi, Rasool; Schmidt, Gerhard (Digital Signal Processing and System Theory, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany)

Speech communication and dialog systems inside vehicles are usually optimized for a speaker in the driver’s seat who is permanently facing forward. However while driving, a speaker does repeatedly rotate his head left and right, which changes the properties of the signal picked up by the microphone. This work analyzes to what extent such a speaker head rotation impacts the signal in terms of frequency content, listening quality, and listening effort. By presenting a simple method for compensating the rotation effects and by combining this method with noise reduction and band limitation of the signals, an analysis of the far-end listening situation with and without speaker head rotation compensation is achieved.