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Signal Processing Application Brief

CUNY

Affiliation


Speech and Hearing Sciences

Description


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York has the largest academic program in the world in the speech and hearing sciences.

Location


New York, NY

Speech Processing

The Problem


In the past, students of speech and hearing had to become familiar only with tape recorders, signal generators, amplifiers, oscilloscopes, sound spectrographs, and the occasional tape splice. Today, they also have to become competent in the digital analysis, storage, and processing of speech. A thorough grounding in these concepts requires a background in math and engineering, but most students come from fields such as audiology and speech pathology.

Technical Software Tools for Non-Techs


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest academic program in the world in the speech and hearing sciences, with a current enrollment of about 60 students. Dr. Arthur Boothroyd, Distinguished Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at CUNY, often comes up against the problem of having to provide his non-technical students with technical tools. He wants to be able to provide his students with a software environment that is visually oriented, computationally powerful, and easy to learn.