The Dysphonia Severity Index: An Objective Measure of Vocal Quality Based on a Multiparameter Approach
- Disfluency in spasmodic dysphonia: A multivariate analysis. Cannito, Michael P.; Burch, Annette Renee // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun97, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p627
Examines visual analog scaling judgments of disfluency by normal listeners in response to oral reading by speakers with spasmodic dysphonia and by nondysphonic controls. Variables of frequency of occurrence of disfluencies, speaking rate and the number of reading errors; Association of...
- The aging voice: How to differentiate disease from normal changes. Hall, David; Sinard, Robert J. // Geriatrics;Jul98, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p76
Discusses the importance of distinguishing voice change due to the normal aging process, and voice change due to disease. Characteristics of an aging voice; Pathophysiological changes of the aging larynx; Details on the human speech; Effects of a gradual decrease in pulmonary function in older...
- Aerodynamic and electroglottographic measures of normal voice production: Intrasubject... Higgins, Maureen B.; Netsell, Ronald // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Feb94, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p38
Presents an investigative study on the normal intrasubject performance variability of phonatory function measures within and across sessions. Syllable series and sentence production; Use of aerodynamic and electroglottographic signals; Clinical implications.
- Analysis of vocal disorders with methods from nonlinear dynamics. Herzel, Hanspeteer; Berry, David; al, et // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Oct94, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p1008
Analyzes vocal disorders using methods from nonlinear dynamics. Basic concepts of nonlinear dynamics; Analysis of the characteristics of the voice samples; Use of traditional voice analysis techniques and methods.
- Acoustic prediction of severity in commonly occurring voice problems. Wolfe, Virginia; Fitch, James // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Apr95, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p273
Investigates the relative effectiveness of three acoustic measures in predicting the dysphonic severity of a diverse clinical population singly and together. Shimmer with a bivariate correlation of 0.54 with dysphonic severity; Harmoni/noise ratio correlation with dysphonic severity; No...
- Pathologic voice type and the acoustic prediction of severity. Martin, David; Fitch, James // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Aug95, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p765
Studies the acoustic correlates of dysphonic severity in different pathological voice types. Evidence for the diversity in pathological voice types; Predominance of female voice patients in speech clinics; Effectiveness of harmonic-to-noise components (H/N ratio) as a correlate of dysphonic...
- Sources of error in estimation of laryngeal airway resistance in persons with spasmodic dysphonia. Finnegan, Eileen M.; Luschei, Erich S. // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Feb96, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p105
Examines the application of the estimation of laryngeal airway resistance (LAR) to persons with spasmodic dysphonia (SD), a voice disorder sometimes associated with spasmodic airflow. Air flow and oral pressure; Inability of subjects to attain steady flow.
- Comparative assessment of electroglottographic and acoustic measures of jitter in pathological... Viera, Maurilio N.; Mclnnes, Fergus R. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb1997, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p170
Assesses the level of agreement achieved in electroglottographic (ECG) and acoustic measures of jitter from vowels of dysphonic speakers routinely recorded in a hospital. Analysis of acoustic and ECG waveforms of sustained vowels produced by dysphonic patients; Effects of filtering on acoustic...
- Functional dysphonia. Wilson, Janet A.; Deary, Ian J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/21/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7012, p1039
Editorial. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of dysphonia. Prevalence of the disease among women; Cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment; Progress in defining the disease.
- Abstracts of recent literature. Edelstein, Joan E.; Schein, Jerome D. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Winter90, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p62
Presents an abstract of a study entitled `Spasmodic Dysphonia, Whether and Where: Results of Seven Years of Research,' by Finitzo and Freeman published in the 1989 issue of the `Journal of Speech and Hearing Research' periodical concerning spasmodic dysphonia.