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Hearing one's own voice during phoneme vocalization--transmission by air and bone conduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20707445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between the bone conduction (BC) part and the air conduction (AC) part of one's own voice has previously not been well determined. This relation is important for hearing impaired subjects as a hearing aid affects these two parts differently and thereby changes the perception of one's own voice. A large ear-muff that minimized the occlusion effect while still attenuating AC sound was designed. During vocalization and wearing the ear muff the ear-canal sound pressure could be related to the BC component of a person's own voice while the AC component was derived from the sound pressure at the entrance of an open ear-canal. The BC relative to AC sensitivity of one's own voice was defined as the ratio between these two components related to the ear-canal sound pressure at hearing thresholds for BC and AC stimulation. The results of ten phonemes showed that the BC part of one's own voice dominated at frequencies between 1 and 2 kHz for most of the phonemes. The different phonemes gave slightly different results caused by differences during vocalization. However, similarities were seen for phonemes with comparable vocalization.
Sabine Reinfeldt; Per Ostli; Bo Håkansson; Stefan Stenfelt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2011-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Biomechanical Engineering, Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Auditory Threshold
Bone Conduction*
Ear Canal / physiology*
Perceptual Masking
Speech Acoustics*
Speech Perception*
Young Adult

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