In this chapter, we will detail a new speech enhancement technique based on Lifting Wavelet Transform (LWT) and Artifitial Neural Network (ANN). This technique also uses the MMSE Estimate of Spectral Amplitude. It consists at the first step in applying the LWTto the noisy speech signal in order to obtain two noisy details coefficients, cD1 and cD2 and one approximation coefficient, cA2. After that, cD1 and cD2 are denoised by soft thresholding and for their thresholding, we need to use suitable thresholds, thrj,1≤j≤2. Those thresholds, thrj,1≤j≤2, are determined by using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN). The soft thresholding of those coefficients, cD1 and cD2, is performed in order to obtain two denoised coefficients, cDd1 and cDd2 . Then the denoising technique based on MMSE Estimate of Spectral Amplitude is applied to the noisy approximation cA2 in order to obtain a denoised coefficient, cAd2. Finally, the enhanced speech signal is obtained from the application of the inverse of LWT, LWT−1 to cDd1, cDd2 and cAd2. The performance of the proposed speech enhancement technique is justified by the computations of the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Segmental SNR (SSNR) and Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ).
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