Acoustic correlates of breathy vocal quality: dysphonic voices and continuous speech.

  title={Acoustic correlates of breathy vocal quality: dysphonic voices and continuous speech.},
  author={James M. Hillenbrand and Robert A. Houde},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={39 2},
In an earlier study, we evaluated the effectiveness of several acoustic measures in predicting breathiness ratings for sustained vowels spoken by nonpathological talkers who were asked to produce nonbreathy, moderately breathy, and very breathy phonation (Hillenbrand, Cleveland, & Erickson, 1994). The purpose of the present study was to extend these results to speakers with laryngeal pathologies and to conduct tests using connected speech in addition to sustained vowels. Breathiness ratings… 

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