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Publication type: Contribution to magazine or newspaper
Title: Speech-to-text technology for hard-of-hearing people
Authors: Hürlimann, Manuela
Galbier, Jolanda
Cieliebak, Mark
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-27071
Published in: ERCIM News
Issue: 130
Page(s): 15
Pages to: 16
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
ISSN: 0926-4981
Language: English
Subjects: Natural language processing; Speech-to-text; Accessibility; Schwerhörigkeit
Subject (DDC): 410.285: Computational linguistics
Abstract: Hard-of-hearing people face challenges in daily interactions that involve spoken language, such as meetings or doctor’s visits. Automatic speech recognition technology can support them by providing a written transcript of the conversation. Pro Audito Schweiz, the Swiss federation of hard-of-hearing people, and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) conducted a preliminary study into the use of Speech-to-Text (STT) for this target group. Our survey among the members of Pro Audito found that there is large interest in using automated solutions for better understanding in everyday situations. We now propose to take the next step and develop an application which uses ZHAW’s high-quality STT models.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI)
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Hürlimann, M., Galbier, J., & Cieliebak, M. (2022). Speech-to-text technology for hard-of-hearing people. ERCIM News, 130, 15–16.
Hürlimann, M., Galbier, J. and Cieliebak, M. (2022) ‘Speech-to-text technology for hard-of-hearing people’, ERCIM News, (130), pp. 15–16. Available at:
M. Hürlimann, J. Galbier, and M. Cieliebak, “Speech-to-text technology for hard-of-hearing people,” ERCIM News, no. 130, pp. 15–16, Jul. 2022, doi: 10.21256/zhaw-27071.
HÜRLIMANN, Manuela, Jolanda GALBIER und Mark CIELIEBAK, 2022. Speech-to-text technology for hard-of-hearing people. ERCIM News [online]. 5 Juli 2022. Nr. 130, S. 15–16. DOI 10.21256/zhaw-27071. Verfügbar unter:
Hürlimann, Manuela, Jolanda Galbier, and Mark Cieliebak. 2022. “Speech-to-Text Technology for Hard-of-Hearing People.” ERCIM News, no. 130 (July): 15–16.
Hürlimann, Manuela, et al. “Speech-to-Text Technology for Hard-of-Hearing People.” ERCIM News, no. 130, July 2022, pp. 15–16,

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