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Duration and frequency characteristics of tracheoesophageal speech.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2589765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selected characteristics were compared in the speech of five tracheoesophageal, five esophageal, and 15 normal laryngeal adult speakers. Tape-recorded speech samples were measured for durational features with a stopwatch. Frequency features were analyzed with a Visi-Pitch/Apple IIE computer interface with statistical subroutines. Tracheoesophageal speech proved comparable to normal speech in maximum phonation time, speech rate, pitch pertubation (jitter), average fundamental frequency, and fundamental frequency range, but less efficient than normal speech in phrase grouping. Tracheoesophageal speech was superior to esophageal speech in maximum phonation time, speech rate, and phrase grouping, but not significantly different in pitch perturbation, average fundamental frequency, and fundamental frequency range. Explanations and clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
R H Pindzola; B H Cain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-05     Completed Date:  1990-01-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Alabama.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Speech Acoustics*
Speech, Alaryngeal*
Speech, Esophageal
Time Factors

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