Definition of Speech intelligibility

1. Noun. The intelligibility of speech (usually measured in the presence of noise or distortion).

Generic synonyms: Intelligibility



Medical Definition of Speech intelligibility

1. Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speech Intelligibility

speech balloons
speech bubble
speech bubbles
speech bulb
speech centres
speech communication
speech community
speech day
speech defect
speech discrimination tests
speech disfluencies
speech disfluency
speech disorder
speech disorders
speech impediment
speech intelligibility (current term)
speech organ
speech pathologist
speech pathology
speech pattern
speech perception
speech production
speech production measurement
speech reception threshold test
speech recognition
speech rhythm
speech sound
speech spectrum
speech therapist
speech therapy

Literary usage of Speech intelligibility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National by Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"Laboratory and field testing is being done to develop a protocol to guide the selection of hearing protection devices that maximize speech intelligibility ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... accuracy and coordination of movement of the vocal cords, lips, tongue, and palate (speech mechanism), which results in reduced speech intelligibility. ..."

3. Practical Hearing Aid Selection And Fittingby Henry Tobin by Henry Tobin (1997)
"A case in point is that of improving speech intelligibility in noise. Digital Hearing Aids and Noise Reduction One of the most common complaints of hearing ..."

4. Common Sense in Education and Teaching: An Introduction to Practice by Percy Arthur Barnett (1899)
"First as to mere speech- intelligibility. Clearly, men or women who organs cannot speak without difficulty, or who are not easily understood when speaking, ..."

5. Common Sense in Education and Teaching: An Introduction to Practice by Percy Arthur Barnett (1905)
"First as to mere speech- intelligibility. Clearly, men or women who organs cannot speak without difficulty, or who are not easily understood when speaking, ..."

6. Common Sense in Education and Teaching: An Introduction to Practice by Percy Arthur Barnett (1901)
"First as to mere speech- intelligibility. Clearly, men or women who organs cannot speak without difficulty, or who are not easily understood when speaking, ..."

7. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Language delay, poor speech intelligibility, and poor understanding of spoken speech are invisible barriers that can be ..."

8. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1994)
"A slight loss in speech intelligibility also occurs as a result of the denser atmosphere at depth. The amount of speech distortion depends on the habitat ..."

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