Prophylaxis -profoundly deaf autistic haemophiliac

This shows our Charlie, a little boy who is profoundly deaf, has low functioning autism and severe haemophilia, having his prophylaxis. Regardless of his learning difficulties, he is so calm and brave
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The objective of this video is to present the design and implementation of two proposed techniques in comparison to an exisiting technique for speech enhancement aimed at improving the intelligibility of impaired speech from speakers with congential hearing-impairment. Individuals born with profound deafness are unable to communicate effectively using oral communication due to the lack of auditory feedback. The speech of those who have the ablity to speak after speech therapy sessions lack intelligibility which is caused by the mispronunciation of phonemes and intonation. Furthermore, the documented results obtained from each technique using a testing procedure which attains the results in terms of the time-domain and cross-correlation coefficients is illustrated. Through the analysis of results it was found that the techniques implemented are not suited for real-world applications. This is partly due to the fact that the techniques described have subtle improvements that is difficult to detect audibly. Despite this, the existing technique is favoured over the proposed techniques,since it does not rely heavily on the target speech. The report further discusses the improvements that can be implemented at a later stage as well as its social and economic impact.

Student names:
Alice Yang and Daniel Weinberg

Supervisor name:
Dr Olutayo Oyerinde