Analysis of infant cries for the early detection of hearing impairment

  title={Analysis of infant cries for the early detection of hearing impairment},
  author={Sebastian M{\"o}ller and Rainer Sch{\"o}nweiler},
  journal={Speech Communication},
Auditory and instrumental analysis of cries from normally hearing and profoundly hearing-impaired infants (2-11 month) is presented. Results from listening experiments lead to the assumption that differences exist between cries from the two infant groups. Attributes expressing the difference are related to the emotional state of the infant, to prosodic features, and to voice quality. Signal analysis of the cries confirms these findings showing statistically significant differences for spectral… CONTINUE READING

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