A noise estimator with rapid adaptation in variable-level noisy environments

Bing Fei Wu, Kun Ching Wang*, Lung Yi Kuo

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, a noise estimator with rapid adaptation in a variable-level noisy environment is presented. To make noise estimation adapt quickly to highly non-stationary noise environments, a robust voice activity detector (VAD) is utilized in this paper and it depends on the variation of the spectral energy not on the amount of that. The noise power spectrum in subbands are estimated by averaging past spectral power values using a time and frequency dependent smoothing parameter, which is chosen as a sigmoid function changing with speech-present probability in subbands. The speech-present probability is determined by computing the ratio of the noisy speech power spectrum to its local minimum. Noise measurement, speech enhancement, spectral analysis, signal process.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2021


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