JSIP  Vol.7 No.1 , February 2016
Design of Optimized Wavelet Packet Algorithm to Improve Perception of Sensorineural Hearing Impaired
Abstract: A novel optimized wavelet packet algorithm is proposed to improve the perception of sensorineural hearing-impaired people. In this work, we have developed optimized wavelet packet along with, biorthogonal wavelet basis functions using MATLAB Code. Here, we have created eight bands based on auditory filters of quasi octave bandwidth. Evaluation was carried out by conducting listening tests on seven subjects with bilateral mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss. The speech material used for the listening test consisted of a set of fifteen nonsense syllables in VCV context. The test results show that the proposed algorithm improves the recognition score, speech quality and transmission of overall feature specifically over the unprocessed signal. The response time also reduces significantly.
Cite this paper: Chopade, J. and Futane, N. (2016) Design of Optimized Wavelet Packet Algorithm to Improve Perception of Sensorineural Hearing Impaired. Journal of Signal and Information Processing, 7, 18-26. doi: 10.4236/jsip.2016.71003.

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