Impact of clear, loud, and slow speech on scaled intelligibility and speech severity in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

@article{Tjaden2014ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of clear, loud, and slow speech on scaled intelligibility and speech severity in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Kris Tjaden and Joan E. Sussman and Gregory Wilding},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2014},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={779-92}
}
PURPOSE The perceptual consequences of rate reduction, increased vocal intensity, and clear speech were studied in speakers with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and healthy controls. METHOD Seventy-eight speakers read sentences in habitual, clear, loud, and slow conditions. Sentences were equated for peak amplitude and mixed with multitalker babble for presentation to listeners. Using a computerized visual analog scale, listeners judged intelligibility or speech severity as… CONTINUE READING

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