Paul M Evitts

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The purpose of this study was to compare oral pressure (P(o)), nasal airflow (V(n)), and velopharyngeal (VP) orifice area estimates from 12 tracheoesophageal (TE) and 12 laryngeal speakers as they produced /p/ and /m/ in syllable series. The findings were as follows: (1) TE speakers produced greater P(o) than the laryngeal speakers; (2) for /p/, TE speakers(More)
Impaired dichotic listening has been documented in numerous etiologies, but there is limited information on patients who present with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm. The sequelae following ACoA aneurysm is frequently associated with neurobehavioral impairments, such as confabulation, memory, and behavior, as a result of the areas of(More)
Purpose There is currently minimal information on the impact of dysphonia secondary to phonotrauma on listeners. Considering the high incidence of voice disorders with professional voice users, it is important to understand the impact of a dysphonic voice on their audiences. Methods Ninety-one healthy listeners (39 men, 52 women; mean age = 23.62 years)(More)
  • Monica Blom Johansson, Paul Evitts, Lina Arvebro, Jenny Åhlin, Sammanfattning Personer
  • 2013
Persons with aphasia (PWA) have language difficulties and their Quality of Life (QoL) has most likely been affected. Because of their loss of language abilities, it is difficult to use PWA in QoL studies. This can lead to the use of proxy responses (a person who answers for the PWA). The aim of this study was to compare the rankings from QoL questionnaires(More)
PURPOSE The authors compared articulatory contact pressure (ACP), oral air pressure (Po), and speech acoustics for conversational versus clear speech. They also assessed the relationship of these measures to listener perception. METHOD Twelve adults with normal speech produced monosyllables in a phrase using conversational and clear speech. Target(More)
BACKGROUND There is a large body of research demonstrating the impact of visual information on speaker intelligibility in both normal and disordered speaker populations. However, there is minimal information on which specific visual features listeners find salient during conversational discourse. AIMS To investigate listeners' eye-gaze behaviour during(More)
Previous studies have routinely shown that individuals with a laryngectomy (IWL) have a decreased quality of life (QoL). However, the questionnaires frequently used are not specifically designed for persons with laryngeal cancer and may not reflect the issues of most concern to IWL. The purpose of this study was to investigate (1) the overall communication(More)
BACKGROUND There is minimal research on the contribution of visual information on speech intelligibility for individuals with a laryngectomy (IWL). AIMS The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of mode of presentation (audio-only, audio-visual) on alaryngeal speech intelligibility. METHOD Twenty-three naïve listeners were randomly(More)
There is minimal research on listener perceptions of an individual with a laryngectomy (IWL) based on audio-visual information. The aim of this research was to provide preliminary insight into whether listeners have different perceptions of an individual with a laryngectomy based on mode of presentation (audio-only vs. audio-visual) and mode of speech(More)
Currently, there is limited information on listeners' perceptions of an individual with a laryngectomy. The purpose of this study is to determine whether listeners have different impressions of a laryngectomized speaker's personality based on mode of alaryngeal speech. Fifty-one listeners were presented with a reading passage produced by three male,(More)