Multi-channel Wiener Filter for Speech Dereverberation in Hearing Aids - Sensitivity to DoA Errors

Adam Kuklasinski, Simon Doclo, Søren Holdt Jensen, Jesper Jensen

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In this paper we study the robustness of a recently proposed Multi-channel Wiener Filter-based speech dereverberation algorithm to errors in the assumed direction of arrival (DoA) of the target speech. Different subsets of microphones of a pair of behind-the-ear hearing aids are used to construct various monaural and binaural configurations of the algorithm. Via a simulation experiment with frontally positioned target it is shown, that when correct DoA is assumed binaural configurations of the algorithm almost double the improvement of PESQ measure over monaural configurations. However, in conditions where the assumed DoA is increasingly incorrect, the performance of the binaural configurations is shown to deteriorate more quickly than that of the monaural configurations. In effect, for large DoA errors it is the simpler, monaural configurations that perform better.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th Audio Engineering Society International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech)
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date27 Jan 2016
Article number2-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-942220-07-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2016
EventAES 60th International Conference: Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio Music and Speech - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 3 Feb 20165 Feb 2016
Conference number: 60th

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ConferenceAES 60th International Conference
Number60th
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period03/02/201605/02/2016

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Kuklasinski, A., Doclo, S., Jensen, S. H., & Jensen, J. (2016). Multi-channel Wiener Filter for Speech Dereverberation in Hearing Aids - Sensitivity to DoA Errors. In 60th Audio Engineering Society International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) [2-2] Leuven, Belgium: Audio Engineering Society.
Kuklasinski, Adam ; Doclo, Simon ; Jensen, Søren Holdt ; Jensen, Jesper. / Multi-channel Wiener Filter for Speech Dereverberation in Hearing Aids - Sensitivity to DoA Errors. 60th Audio Engineering Society International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) . Leuven, Belgium : Audio Engineering Society, 2016.
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Multi-channel Wiener Filter for Speech Dereverberation in Hearing Aids - Sensitivity to DoA Errors. / Kuklasinski, Adam; Doclo, Simon; Jensen, Søren Holdt; Jensen, Jesper.

60th Audio Engineering Society International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) . Leuven, Belgium : Audio Engineering Society, 2016. 2-2.

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Kuklasinski A, Doclo S, Jensen SH, Jensen J. Multi-channel Wiener Filter for Speech Dereverberation in Hearing Aids - Sensitivity to DoA Errors. In 60th Audio Engineering Society International Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) . Leuven, Belgium: Audio Engineering Society. 2016. 2-2