Progression of Voice and Speech Impairment in the Course of Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Study

@inproceedings{Skodda2013ProgressionOV,
  title={Progression of Voice and Speech Impairment in the Course of Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Study},
  author={Sabine Skodda and Wenke Gr{\"o}nheit and N. Mancinelli and Uwe Schlegel},
  booktitle={Parkinson's disease},
  year={2013}
}
Impairment of voice and speech occurs in the majority of patients in the course of Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of the current study was to survey the changes of voice and speech performance in the individual patients over time. 80 patients with PD and 60 healthy speakers were tested and retested after at least 12 months (average time interval: 32.5 months). Participants had to read a given text which was digitally recorded as a source for the perceptual and acoustic analysis. Stage of the… CONTINUE READING