Vocal Cues of Disordered Voices: An Overview

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The purpose of the article is to give an overview of vocal cues of disordered voices and propose a classificatory framework. Generally speaking, vocal cues of disordered voices are numeric descriptors or measurements that are clinically relevant and that summarize properties of speech signals or other signals that are obtained non-invasively, and which report on a speaker's phonation in general and voice in particular. One known difficulty is the existence of a large variety of published experimental procedures and data. The diversity is indeed impressive with regard to the vocal pathologies or handicaps that have been studied, the vocal symptoms that have been described, the tasks speakers have been asked to carry out and the linguistic, paralinguistic and extra-linguistic performances that have been examined, the sensors that have been used and the speech material that has been recorded, as well as the non-acoustic levels of description acoustic cues have been correlated with. As a consequence, one may experience difficulties distilling general rules or comparing results obtained in different frameworks.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2006

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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