Fifth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2007)

Florence, Italy
December 13-15, 2007

The Effect of Visible Speech on Perceptual Rating of Pathological Voices, and on Correlation Between Perception and Acoustics

Philippe H. Dejonckere, J. W. M. A. F. Martens, H. Versnel, M. B. J. Moerman

Institute of Phoniatrics, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
COST action 2103: Advanced Voice Function Assessment

The inter-rater variability in perceptual voice evaluation still limits the widespread clinical use of the best available rating system. Support of visible speech in experimental conditions demonstrates a significant enhancement of the inter-rater agreement. However it does not influence the correlation between perceptual and conventional acoustic parameters. The addition of visible speech to the clinical setting is feasible since nowadays affordable computer programs provide the spectrogram in quasi real time.
Index Terms. Dysphonia, Perceptual evaluation, Visible Speech, Acoustic analysis.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Dejonckere, Philippe H. / Martens, J. W. M. A. F. / Versnel, H. / Moerman, M. B. J. (2007): "The effect of visible speech on perceptual rating of pathological voices, and on correlation between perception and acoustics", In MAVEBA-2007, 21-24.