The Speaker Identification Ability of Blind and Sighted Listeners

An Empirical Investigation

Authors: Braun, Almut

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Almut Braun carried out forensic phonetic speaker identification experiments (voice lineups) with 306 lay listeners. Blind listeners significantly outperformed sighted listeners when the speech recordings were presented in studio quality. For recordings in mobile phone quality or of whispering voices, blind and sighted listeners achieved similar results. The data can be used as reference material for real cases with blind earwitnesses. Furthermore, it is discussed whether blind individuals are particularly suitable to work as forensic audio analysts for law enforcement agencies.

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Almut Braun was a doctoral candidate in the Department of Phonetics at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She works currently as a Research Associate in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Speaker Identification Ability of Blind and Sighted Listeners
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Investigation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-15198-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-15198-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-15197-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 133
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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