noise masking

noise masking

n.
The use of noise to make a sound unintelligible or less distracting.
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From a state-of-the-art noise masking system to graphic presentation tools that allow instant integration of mobile devices and smart phones, technology was used to improve communications for groups working together while also creating disruption-free zones for private work.
VASIR's noise masking scheme for feature extraction/encoding stage brought significant improvement compared to the existing "fragile bit" approach--VASIR performance increased the VR by 7 % and decreased the EER by 1.
In this study, we further examine the reported quality differences between produced short and long variants across the entire Finnish vowel system in two different noise masking conditions and without any noise mask.
The mean individual distance in the F1-F2 plane between the long and short vowels without noise masking was 62 mel over all vowel categories.
Interestingly, both types of noise masking caused a highly significant prolongation in the duration of the short vowels, but not of the long vowels.
It was here that he developed state of the art algorithms for real-time noise masking - based on the same principles that mp3 uses to compress sound.
It is known that high-frequency components of speech are most susceptible to masking by noise, and that acting as a low-pass filter, noise masking would truncate the high frequencies of distal communication.
Sound/vibration (many buildings use white noise masking systems)
In commercial audio products the ICs can be used for such functions as noise masking and/or ambient level sensing in structures such as hotels, airports, convention centers or office buildings.
Additionally, Signal Safeguard (SSG) is proud to introduce an optional integrated RF & Noise Masking system for additional protection from audio and RF recording capabilities.
Personal Environments systems provide desktop control of temperature, lighting, airflow and background noise masking for an individual cubicle or workstation.