Subjective impressions of listening fatigue in students´ learning through synthetic speech

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 116 000
Project duration January 2019 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-04723-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to perform empirical studies investigating university students´ subjective, self-perceived listening fatigue when listetning to university text books produced with syntehtic speech, as well as which aspects of the speech listeners think affect this phenomenon.

Expected results and effects

The project results kan be used for the development of processes for controlling speech features that affect users’ concentration. From a research point of view, the results constitute a baseline for further investigations, in which the focus shifts from the subjective experience to the objective, via e.g. comprehension tests. The scientifically results of the projects will be published.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be carried out during 2019, and is divided into four phases: 1. Preparation phase: Adapt test tools, create user groups and test material. 2. Implementation phase: Perform listening tests. 3. Analysis phase: Analysze results and compile them in a scientific paper. 4. Conclusion phase: Evaluate the collaboration and write final report.

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