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Noise Reduction in Speech Applications

1st Edition

Edited by Gillian M. Davis

CRC Press

432 pages | 163 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849309496
pub: 2002-04-18
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Noise and distortion that degrade the quality of speech signals can come from any number of sources. The technology and techniques for dealing with noise are almost as numerous, but it is only recently, with the development of inexpensive digital signal processing hardware, that the implementation of the technology has become practical.

Noise Reduction in Speech Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to modern techniques for removing or reducing background noise from a range of speech-related applications. Self-contained, it starts with a tutorial-style chapter of background material, then focuses on system aspects, digital algorithms, and implementation. The final section explores a variety of applications and demonstrates to potential users of the technology the results possible with the noise reduction techniques presented.

The book offers chapters contributed by international experts, a practical, systems approach, and numerous references. For electrical, acoustics, signal processing, communications, and bioengineers, Noise Reduction in Speech Applications is a valuable resource that shows you how to decide whether noise reduction will solve problems in your own systems and how to make the best use of the technologies available.

Table of Contents


Noise and Digital Signal Processing, Stephan Weiss, Robert W. Stewart, Gillian M. Davis


Analogue Techniques, Malcolm Hawksford

Hardware Design Considerations, Robert S. Oshana

Software Design Considerations for Real-Time DSP Systems, Elizabeth Keate

Evaluating the Effects of Noise on Voice Communication Systems, William D. Voiers, Alan D. Sharpley, Ira L. Panzer


Single Channel Speech Enhancement, Graham P. Eatwell

Microphone Arrays, Stephen J. Leese

Echo Cancellation, Stephen J. Leese


Signal and Feature Compensation Methods for Robust Speech Recognition, Rita Singh, Richard M. Stern, Bhiksha Raj

Model Compensation and Matched Condition Methods for Robust Speech Recognition, Rita Singh, Bhiksha Raj, Richard M. Stern

Noise and Voice Quality in VoIP Environments, Dennis Hardman

Noise Canceling Headsets for Speech Communication, Lars Håkansson, Sven Johansson, Mattias Dahl, Per Sjösten, Ingvar Claesson

Acoustic Crosstalk Reduction in Loudspeaker-Based Virtual Audio Systems, Darren B. Ward

Interference in Telephone Circuits, George Keratiotis, Larry Lind, Minesh Patel, John W. Cook, Peter Whelan

An Adaptive Beamforming Perspective on Convolutive Blind Source Separation, Lucas Parra, Craig Fancourt

Use of DSP Techniques to Enhance the Performance of Hearing Aids in Noise, Douglas Chabries, Victor Bray

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