An Improved A Priori MMSE Spectral Subtraction Method for Speech Enhancement

Published in: 2007


This paper presents a modification of conventional minimum mean squared error (MMSE) spectral subtraction algorithm by introducing an adaptive averaging factor to accurately estimate the a priori SNR. Performance of the modified a priori SNR is evaluated by comparing with conventional spectral subtraction algorithm. Improved results are obtained in terms of speech quality measures for various types of noise when the time-frequency varying averaging factor, proposed in this paper, is adapted in the conventional subtraction rules.

In 2007 3rd International Workshop on Signal Design and Its Applications in Communications
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Ning Cheng
Ning Cheng