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The purpose was to determine the clinical value of a multiparametric objective voice evaluation protocol including acoustic and aerodynamic parameters measured mainly on a sustained /a/. This was done by comparison with perceptual analysis of continuous speech by a jury composed of 6 experienced listeners. Voice samples (continuous speech) from 63 male(More)
Choice of voice sample material can influence perceptual judgments by a jury. The twofold purpose of this study was first to validate the pertinence of a sustained vowel for perceptual voice analysis in French speakers and second to test the hypothesis that use of only the stabilized portion of the vowel would lead to underestimation of dysphonia. Voice(More)
This paper describes two comparative studies of voice quality assessment based on complementary approaches. The first study was undertaken on 449 speakers (including 391 dys-phonic patients) whose voice quality was evaluated in parallel by a perceptual judgment and objective measurements on acoustic and aerodynamic data. Results showed that a non-linear(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we proposed and tested the effectiveness of a training procedure on perceptual evaluation of dysphonia. Participants were naive listeners who learned to judge the severity of vocal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS The corpus consisted of 142 female voices ranging from normal to severely dysphonic voices. A total of 38 naive(More)
Various rating scales have been used for perceptual voice analysis including ordinal (ORD) scales and visual analog (VA) scales. The purpose of this study was to determine the most suitable scale for studies using perceptual voice analysis as a gold standard for validation of objective analysis protocols. The study was carried out on 74 female voice samples(More)
The aim of this study was to define a new temporal measurement of voice onset. If in fact it has been established that voice onset contains perceptive information which the listening panel uses to evaluate dysphonia, up till now there has been no objective measurement of this. In order to be able to use instrumental measurement of voice onset, it was first(More)
The growing need for quantitative evaluation of health care intervention along with the pitfalls of perceptual analysis is leading clinicans to utilise different instrumental vocal analysis methods including acoustic and aerodynamic methods. The fact that perceptual analysis is most often presented as the gold standard for vocal evaluation remains(More)
INTRODUCTION Computer-assisted presentations (CAP) seem to be characterized by changes of rhythm and melody of speech, compared to spontaneous speech, in many cases with periods with rapid and excessively regular breaks interspersed with long pauses. METHODS We analyzed the prosody and especially the pace in the temporal organization of prominences(More)
The objective of the study was to analyze temperament and character in females with vocal nodules (VN) compared to a vocally healthy control population. 61 females were examined over a 17-month period for dysphonia with VN (mean age 46 years, duration of vocal complaints from 2 months to 6 years). 71 control females were recruited in their environment (mean(More)