Setsuko Imatomi

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We investigated how hoarseness effects perceived hypernasality ratings in order to make a rating scale for hoarse voices. Thirty stimuli, of which 18 were target stimuli (three each for voices with and without hoarseness at three levels of hypernasality), and of which 12 were foil stimuli. These voices were listened to by four experienced speech(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of breathy voice sources on ratings of hypernasality using synthesized speech. METHODS Speech samples were obtained from children with cleft palates who demonstrated varying degrees of hypernasality and from a child with a voice disorder. Sources with 6 degrees of breathiness were created: a breathy source and five(More)
USING SYNTHETIC SPEECH Takayuki Arai 1 Keiko Okazaki 2 Setsuko Imatomi 3 Yuichi Yoshida 4 1;4Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sophia Univ., Tokyo, JAPAN 2Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa Univ., Tokyo, JAPAN 3Dept. of Speech Therapy, Fujigaoka Rehabilitation Hospital, Showa Univ., Yokohama, JAPAN ABSTRACT(More)
Formerly, we had reported that rating hypernasality of speech in cleft palate patients is affected by the presence of hoarseness, especially “rough hoarseness”. In the present study, we further investigated the effects of “breathy hoarseness”, something frequently observed in cleft palate children, on the rating of hypernasality. We also controlled the(More)
Phonological awareness has been claimed to play an important role in the development of language skills, and it is essential that the child's phonological skills be assessed accurately in order to predict and to take early measures to help those that may encounter problems. Although the mora has attracted much attention in the discussion of phonological(More)
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