3rd Workshop on Speech in Noise: Intelligibility and Quality
6/7 January 2011, Lyons France

Université de Lyon


The workshop on Speech in Noise: Intelligibility and Quality was a success for two years in a row now. After London in 2009 and Amsterdam in 2010, it will revive again in 2011, in Lyon, France.

In accordance with its traditional spirit, the 2011 issue will have a very broad coverage of the "speech-in-noise" issue including focuses on engineering, neuroscience, psychoacoustics, psychology and clinical audiology.

The 6th of January we will have a long and "open to submissions" poster-session in the afternoon, so that people can really get together and discuss their work.

It will be followed in the evening by a special guest lecture.

The 7th we will have 12 lectures covering all major scientific aspects on the issue of speech-in-noise. Please find below the list of the speakers that are already confirmed as of today.

A complete program, including titles will be posted soon.

All the best,

    The organizing committee: Fanny Meunier, Michel Hoen, Mathieu Lavandier & Gaston Hilkhuysen


The poster session is open to submissions, just send an abstract of up to 20 lines to spin@ish-lyon.cnrs.fr. We will send you supplementary info asap. Posters should be printed in A0 format, portrait orientation.


There were a limited number of places available at the workshop. Registration for the workshop is now closed.

Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. Here are some recommended hotels in Lyon, or download our Lyon Survival Guide.


  • Martin Cooke (IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain) Speaking in the presence of background speech
  • Stuart Rosen (Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, UK) The role of periodicity and glimpsing in the perception of noise-vocoded speech in various babble-based background sounds
  • Christian Lorenzi (Paris Descartes University, France) Auditory mechanisms of robust speech
  • John Culling (School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK) & Mathieu Lavandier (Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - Université de Lyon, France) An integrated model of speech intelligibility in noisy rooms and its application to hearing aids
  • Fanny Meunier & Michel Hoen (SpiN / PACS, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences, Lyon, France)
  • Bas van Dijk (Cochlear Ltd)
  • Mike Brookes & Mark Huckvale (CLEAR Labs), Evaluation of binary mask enhancement methods
  • Rönnberg, J., Rudner, M. & Lunner, T. (Department of behavioural sciences, University of Linköping, Sweden)
  • Jonas Obleser (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany)

Special Guest : Stephan Launer, vice president of research and development, head of applied audiology (Phonak)

The organisers are grateful for the support of:

Last updated: by Mark Huckvale