Current MSc Audio Engineering student and BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology graduate, Ross Hammond, has continued to impress the audio community with his ongoing research into speech intelligibility.
Ross recently took part in the research competition at this year’s AES Up Your Output competition, held in Southampton, and was awarded 2nd place for his work (which this time was based solely on his undergraduate research).
Through his research (which is a collaboration between Ross and Peter Mapp), he has identified a serious issue with STI and STIPA when measured in the presence of strong late-arriving reflections. This has led to the work being referenced in the upcoming British Standard revision of Objective Rating of Speech Intelligibility by Speech Transmission Index (BS-EN 60268-16).
To date, Ross has published two papers on his speech intelligibility work (one for the AES Paris 2016 convention and one for the AES LA 2016 convention). He has a further paper accepted for the upcoming AES convention in Berlin.
See below for Ross’s poster from this most recent competition: