TITLE

Perception of Dysphonic Voice Quality by Naive Listeners

AUTHOR(S)
Wolfe, Virginia I.; Martin, David P.; Palmer, Chester I.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun2000, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p697
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For clinical assessment as well as student training, there is a need for information pertaining to the perceptual dimensions of dysphonic voice. To this end, 24 naive listeners judged the similarity of 10 female and 10 male vowel samples, selected from within a narrow range of fundamental frequencies. Most of the perceptual variance for both sets of voices was associated with "degree of abnormality" as reflected by perceptual ratings as well as combined acoustic measures, based upon filtered and unfiltered signals. A second perceptual dimension for female voices was associated with high frequency noise as reflected by two acoustic measures: breathiness index (BRI) and a high-frequency power ratio. A second perceptual dimension for male voices was associated with a breathy-overtight continuum as reflected by period deviation (PDdev) and perceptual ratings of breathiness. Results are discussed in terms of perceptual training and the clinical assessment of pathological voices.
ACCESSION #
3226700

 

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