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Computationally-Efficient Speech Enhancement Algorithm for Binaural Hearing Aids

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The improvement of speech intelligibility in hearing aids is a complex and unsolved problem. The recent development of binaural hearing aids allows the design of speech enhancement algorithms to take advantages of the benefits of binaural hearing. In this paper a novel source separation algorithm for binaural speech enhancement based on supervised machine learning and time-frequency masking is presented. The proposed algorithm requires less than 10% of the available instructions for signal processing in a state-of-the-art hearing aid and obtains good separation performance in terms of WDO for low SNR.

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