Paul B van Cauwenberge

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to obtain normative nasalance scores for adult subjects speaking the Flemish language. Additional objectives of the study were to determine if speaker sex played a role in differences in nasalance scores and if significantly different nasalance scores existed for Flemish compared with other languages or dialects. (More)
Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases : a comprehensive approach / Jean Bousquet and Nikolai Khaltaev editors. 1.Respiratory tract diseases-epidemiology. 2 Respiratory tract diseases-etiology. 3.Pulmonary disease, Chronic obstructive-epidemiology. 4. Pulmonary disease, Chronic obstructive-etiology 5.Risk factors.(More)
The main purpose of the present acoustical study was to delineate further the changes in nasal resonance in childhood and young adulthood. An additional objective was to collect reference nasal resonance scores for normal Flemish-speaking children. Scores were recorded with a Nasometer while 33 children produced sounds and read three standard passages. We(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The main purpose of the study was to determine the impact of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on nasalance and nasality. It was hypothesized that nasalance would change from the presurgical to the postsurgical condition because the surgical protocol involves removal of palatal tissue. An additional objective of the study was to provide(More)
To improve ecological validity, perceptual and instrumental assessment of disordered voice, including overall voice quality, should ideally sample both sustained vowels and continuous speech. This investigation assessed the utility of combining both voice contexts for the purpose of auditory-perceptual ratings as well as acoustic measurement of overall(More)
Molecular biological studies and electrophysiological data have demonstrated that acetylcholine (ACh) is the principal cochlear and vestibular efferent neurotransmitter among mammalians. However, the functional roles of ACh in type II vestibular hair cells (VHCs II) among mammalians are still unclear, with the exception of the well-known alpha9-containing(More)
This article reviews published research on the physiology of histamine H3-receptors. The function of this inhibitory autoreceptor, its localisation and influence on histaminergic neurones as well as histamine-controlled processes are presented together with the role of H3-receptors in the vestibular system. In addition to a summary of the properties of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Frequency and amplitude perturbations are inherent in voice acoustic signals. The assessment of voice perturbation is influenced by several factors, including the type of recording equipment used and the measurement extraction algorithm applied. In the present study, perturbation measures provided by two computer systems (a purpose-built(More)
Over the past several decades, many acoustic markers have been proposed to be sensitive to and measure overall voice quality. This meta-analysis presents a retrospective appraisal of scientific reports, which evaluated the relation between perceived overall voice quality and several acoustic-phonetic correlates. Twenty-five studies met the inclusion(More)
In this study 22 patients (44 ears) with noise-induced permanent hearing loss were audiologically evaluated using transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) and auditory brain-stem response (ABR). Twenty-one normal subjects (42 ears) without exposure to occupational noise were used as controls. Based upon the hearing loss at 4, 3, 2 and 1 kHz on the(More)