Tim Bressmann

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Zusammenfassung Bei Patienten mit Lippen-Kiefer-Gaumen(LKG)-Spalten ist neben der Beurteilung von Morphologie und Funktion des velopharyngealen Verschlusses die Objektivierung der perzeptuellen Konsequenzen einer velopharyngealen Insuffizienz zur effektiven Planung sog. sprechverbessernder Operationen wichtig. Mit dem NasalView wird ein neues Instrument zur(More)
Quality of life (QOL) measures give patients the possibility to express subjective changes in wellbeing. We aimed to translate the radiation specific quality of life questionnaire (QOL-RTI) and the companion head and neck module (H&N) questionnaire into German and to test its reliability, validity and sensitivity. Patients and Methods: After translation and(More)
OBJECTIVES Mean nasalance in speakers with perceptually normal nasal resonance can differ in magnitude considerably. In addition, categorizations of speech based on nasalance scores may not agree with perceptual judgments. To overcome this limitation, we evaluated two new simple measures derived from mean nasalance data: the nasalance distance (range(More)
PURPOSE The primary determinants for good speech outcome after glossectomy are not well established. This study evaluated the effect of tongue motility, type of reconstruction, and affected muscles on speech intelligibility. METHODS Fourteen German glossectomy patients participated in an intelligibility test, which targeted lingual consonants. Tongue(More)
  • Tim Bressmann
  • The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official…
  • 2005
OBJECTIVE To compare nasalance scores obtained with the Nasometer, the NasalView, and the OroNasal System; evaluate test-retest reliability of the three systems; and explore whether three common text passages used for nasalance analysis could be shortened to a sentence each. SUBJECTS Seventy-six adults with normal speech and hearing (mean age 26.5 years).(More)
Analyses of the human tongue motion as captured from 2D dynamic ultrasound data often requires segmentation of the mid-sagittal tongue contours. However, semi-automatic extraction of the tongue shape presents practical challenges. We approach this segmentation problem by proposing a novel higher-order Markov random field energy minimization framework. For(More)
In the cosmetic tongue split operation, the anterior tongue blade is split along the midline of the tongue. The goal of this case study was to obtain preliminary data on speech and tongue motility in a participant who had performed this operation on himself. The participant underwent an articulation test and a tongue motility assessment, as well as an(More)
It was hypothesized that tongue-palate pressure generation might directly facilitate hyoid movement in swallowing through the anatomical connections of the extrinsic tongue muscles. If true, non-invasive measures of tongue-palate pressure timing might serve as a proxy measure of hyoid excursion. The timing relationships between events in the tongue-palate(More)
The objective of this case study was to obtain some first-hand information about the functional consequences of a cosmetic tongue split operation for speech and tongue motility. One male patient who had performed the operation on himself was interviewed and underwent a tongue motility assessment, as well as an ultrasound examination. Tongue motility was(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe the impact of partial lateral glossectomy on midsagittal tongue movement during speech. METHODS Using B-mode ultrasound, the midsagittal tongue movement of 10 patients with lateral partial glossectomy during a standardized reading passage was analyzed before and after surgery. Six normal adults served(More)