A Thorough Investigation on Speech Enhancement Techniques for Hearing Aids

N. Shanmugapriya, E. Chandra
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
In recent years, speech development has become an interesting area in the field of signal processing especially in the applications of hearing aids. In hearing aid applications, the speech enhancement technique has been employed mainly for dipping the additive background noise. During the speech enhancement process, high background noise occurs due to the rapture nature of the speech. In order to overcome this problem, various methods have been employed for increasing the speech quality of
more » ... ng aid application. This paper provides an outlook of the speech enhancement techniques in a detailed manner with various speech enhancement algorithms such as Wiener filtering, beamformer, generalized singular value decomposition, transformations, and spectral subtraction technique. These methods have been designed with the main aim of reducing background noise. This paper discussed the merits and demerits of all speech enhancement algorithms with their unique characteristic features. The performance of the algorithm has been evaluated with the help of parameter metrics such as PSEQ and SNR.
doi:10.5120/17432-7957 fatcat:hznhpltdgrg6foncuzpui4xy7u