Effects of tonsillectomy on speech spectrum.

  title={Effects of tonsillectomy on speech spectrum.},
  author={Hakki Gokhan Ilk and Osman Erogul and B{\"u}lent Satar and Yalçin Ozkaptan},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  volume={16 4},
Changes in the speech spectrum of vowels and consonants before and after tonsillectomy were investigated to find out the impact of the operation on speech quality. Speech recordings obtained from patients were analyzed using the Kay Elemetrics, Multi-Dimensional Voice Processing (MDVP Advanced) software. Examination of the time-course changes after the operation revealed that certain speech parameters changed. These changes were mainly F3 (formant center frequency) and B3 (formant bandwidth… CONTINUE READING