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Most of the existing systems and methods for laryngeal pathology detection are characterized by a classification error. One of the basic problems is the approximation and estimation of the probability density functions of the given classes. In order to increase the accuracy of laryngeal pathology detection and to eliminate the most dangerous error(More)
One of the main factors involved in the laryngeal dynamic's non-linearity is the coupling between the two vocal folds. Evaluation of the different coupling elements requires various investigations. The present work evaluate the non-linearity effects in clinical situations such as unilateral laryngeal paralysis using Lyapunov's coefficients. It also(More)
Voice quality analysis was performed in 88 normal speakers and 157 dysphonic speakers using a device that allows simultaneous study of acoustic and aerodynamic parameters during pronunciation of a sustained /a/. We compared the results with those of voice quality grading by a jury. The Mann-Whitney test showed significant differences between the grades of(More)
Dysarthria refers to a collective name for a group of neurologic motor speech disorders, resulting from central and/or peripheral nervous system abnormalities. Speech alteration in Parkinson's disease, so-called hypokinetic dysarthria, presents with prosodic insufficiency, related to a monotony of pitch and intensity, a reduction of accentuation, variable(More)
Currently, not objective method has been demonstrated to be reliable for the evaluation of vocal handicap after partial laryngectomy. Such a tool would allow objective assessment of the post-operative voice and its clinical course as well as a comparison of different surgical techniques in terms of voice quality. We used a EVA device to measure(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinsonian dysarthria can alter oral communication of the patients in the long-term. Subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation represents an interesting therapeutic option, although it does not seem to improve axial signs, of which dysarthric speech. The objective of our study was to contribute to the evaluation of STN stimulation effects on(More)
A software system for pathological voice analysis using only the resources of a personal computer with a sound card is proposed. The system is written on the basis of specific methods and algorithms for pathological voice analysis and allows evaluation of: 1) Pitch period (To); 2) Degree of unvoiceness; 3) Pitch perturbation and amplitude perturbation(More)
The purpose of the multiparametric analysis of the vocal phenomenon is to evidence the instability of the signal in amplitude and in frequency, together with the aerodynamic phenomena related to the glottic air leakage. Statistical analysis has made it possible to establish a correlation between the data of the apparatus, as from 9 variables, and the(More)
Authors present the analysis of the voice in 88 normal subjects and 159 dysphonic patients by simultaneously measurements of Jitter (acoustical short-term indicator of aperiodicity) and "Glottal Leakage" (aerodynamic parameter calculated by the ratio of Oral Airflow and Intensity). All the measurements were performed, with EVA apparatus, on the most stable(More)
The evaluation of velar insufficiency is absolutely necessary in order to assess the results of surgery of the labial palatal cleft. In addition to the clinical examination which remains indispensable, the aerophonometer, applicable to adults and children as from the age of 3, enables simultaneous measurement of the flow of buccal air, the flow of nasal(More)