Prior research on blind listeners’ auditory abilities
Although the literature on blind individuals’ (forensic) speaker identification abilities is quite scarce, a large variety of other auditory abilities has already been investigated thoroughly in blind listeners and sighted controls. In the following section, results of some relevant studies are reported and discussed. Since the identification of a speaker by his or her voice is a complex task, it is important to consider underlying as well as related auditory abilities, which could attribute to a good speaker identification performance, such as speech perception in noise, frequency discrimination or temporal auditory resolution (see section 2.1).
KeywordsSpeaker Recognition Speaker Verification Speaker Identification Blind Participant Sighted Subject
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