I cannot praise this book too highly it is undoubtedly now the benchmark text in this area, and is an absolute essential for every audiologist and student. Graham Sutton, International Journal of Radiology, Vol. 41, No. 6, 2002
One of the best textbooks I have ever used...written by a researcher with a stellar reputation [who is also] an expert on the clinical aspects of the field...packed with information from both a theoretical and practical perspective...makes difficult concepts comprehensible...from an instructors point of view, it is a sheer delight. Adrienne Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College, New York
Key Features:Completely revised to reflect the research and technological advances of the last decadeNew chapters on directional microphones and the latest digital signal processing strategies Extensive coverage of all aspects of open-canal, thin-tube hearing aids Practical tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned on the walls of clinicsEach cross-referenced chapter builds on the previous chapters
Hearing Aids, Second Edition, is a book within a book:Each chapter has a one-page synopsis that captures the key concepts of each topicThe material that students most need is contained in marked paragraphs that flow after each other to form a coherent thin book inside the larger book Intervening additional paragraphs add satisfying depth
Written, comprehensively referenced, and extensively reviewed by leaders in the field, this book is ideal as a core graduate text as well as a standard reference for clinicians.
The text evolved over the past decade in an attempt to convey something about scientific thinking, as evidenced in the domain of sounds and their perception, to students whose primary focus is not science. It does so using a minimum of mathematics (high school functions such as linear, logarithmic, sine, and power) without compromising scientific integrity. A significant enrichment is the availability of a compact disc (CD) containing over 20 examples of acoustic demonstrations referred to in the book. These demonstrations, which range from echo effects and filtered noise to categorical speech perception and total more than 45 minutes, are invaluable resources for making the text come alive.
Covers both physiological and perceptual aspects of hearingAuthoritative reviews by experts in the fieldComprehensive up-to-date coverageAn integrated work with extensive cross-references between chapters
In this book, Thomas F. Quatieri presents the field's most intensive, up-to-date tutorial and reference on discrete-time speech signal processing. Building on his MIT graduate course, he introduces key principles, essential applications, and state-of-the-art research, and he identifies limitations that point the way to new research opportunities.
Quatieri provides an excellent balance of theory and application, beginning with a complete framework for understanding discrete-time speech signal processing. Along the way, he presents important advances never before covered in a speech signal processing text book, including sinusoidal speech processing, advanced time-frequency analysis, and nonlinear aeroacoustic speech production modeling. Coverage includes:Speech production and speech perception: a dual view Crucial distinctions between stochastic and deterministic problems Pole-zero speech models Homomorphic signal processing Short-time Fourier transform analysis/synthesis Filter-bank and wavelet analysis/synthesis Nonlinear measurement and modeling techniques
The book's in-depth applications coverage includes speech coding, enhancement, and modification; speaker recognition; noise reduction; signal restoration; dynamic range compression, and more. Principles of Discrete-Time Speech Processing also contains an exceptionally complete series of examples and Matlab exercises, all carefully integrated into the book's coverage of theory and applications.
Notes on Digital Signal Processing is a comprehensive, easy-to-use collection of step-by-step procedures for designing and implementing modern DSP solutions. Leading DSP expert and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine associate editor C. Britton Rorabaugh goes far beyond the basic procedures found in other books while providing the supporting explanations and mathematical materials needed for a deeper understanding.
Rorabaugh covers the full spectrum of challenges working engineers are likely to encounter and delves into crucial DSP nuances discussed nowhere else. Readers will find valuable, tested recipes for working with multiple sampling techniques; Fourier analysis and fast Fourier transforms; window functions; classical spectrum analysis; FIR and IIR filter design; analog prototype filters; z-transform analysis; multirate and statistical signal processing; bandpass and quadrature techniques; and much more.
Notes on Digital Signal Processing begins with mapping diagrams that illuminate the relationships between all topics covered in the book. Many recipes include examples demonstrating actual applications, and most sections rely on widely used MATLAB tools.
DSP fundamentals: ideal, natural, and instantaneous sampling; delta functions; physical signal reconstruction; and more Fourier Analysis: Fourier series and transforms; discrete-time and discrete Fourier transforms; signal truncation; DFT leakage and resolution Fast Fourier transforms: decimation in time and frequency; prime factor algorithms; and fast convolution Window techniques: sinusoidal analysis; window characteristics and choices; Kaiser windows; and more Classical spectrum analysis: unmodified and modified periodograms; Bartlett’s and Welch’s periodograms; and periodogram performance FIR filters: design options; linear-phase FIR filters; periodicities; basic and Kaiser window methods; and the Parks-McClellan algorithm Analog prototype filters: Laplace transforms; characterization; and Butterworth, Chebyshev, elliptic, and Bessel filters z-Transform analysis: computation and transforms using partial fraction expansion IIR filters: design options; impulse invariance methods; and bilinear transformation Multirate signal processing: decimation and interpolation fundamentals; multistage and polyphase decimators and interpolation Bandpass and quadrature techniques: bandpass sampling; wedge diagrams; complex and analytic signals; and advanced signal generation techniques Statistical signal processing: parametric modeling of discrete-time signals; autoregressive signal models; fitting AR and All-Pole models; and more
This book facilitates the reader’s understanding and development of speech and audio techniques based on our knowledge of the auditory perceptual mechanisms by introducing the physical, signal-processing and psychophysical background to communication acoustics. It then provides a detailed explanation of sound technologies where a human listener is involved, including audio and speech techniques, sound quality measurement, hearing aids and audiology.
Key features:Explains perceptually-based audio: the authors take a detailed but accessible engineering perspective on sound and hearing with a focus on the human place in the audio communications signal chain, from psychoacoustics and audiology to optimizing digital signal processing for human listening. Presents a wide overview of speech, from the human production of speech sounds and basics of phonetics to major speech technologies, recognition and synthesis of speech and methods for speech quality evaluation. Includes MATLAB examples that serve as an excellent basis for the reader’s own investigations into communication acoustics interaction schemes which intuitively combine touch, vision and voice for lifelike interactions.
Covers all major DSP topicsFull of insider information and shortcutsBasic techniques and algorithms explained without complex numbers