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Comparison of Acoustic Parameters According to the Section of Analysis in Sustained Vowel Phonation

모음연장 음성 샘플의 분석 구간에 따른 음향학적 파라미터 비교

  • 신유정 (호원대학교 언어치료학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.14
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the acoustic differences that occur in diverse sections of sustained vowel phonation, which is often used in an objective speech analysis of voice disorder patients. The subjects included 17 voice disorder patients (vocal nodules) and 12 normal individuals without any voice disorder. The participants' sustained vowel phonation of /a/ was divided into onset, middle, and offset, and the jitter, shimmer, and NHR in each section were analyzed using the MDVP(Multi-Dimensional Voice Program). The Friedman test and post hoc analysis were used. In the vocal nodules group, the jitter, shimmer and NHR were significantly higher in the off section of sustained vowel phonation than in the middle section, and there were no significant differences between the beginning and middle sections. In contrast, in the group of normal individuals, there were no significant differences between any of the sections. The values of the acoustic parameters according to the section of analysis in the sustained vowel phonation are different and the vocal in the end section is significantly more unstable than that in the middle section. The results of this study will be useful for selecting the sections to be analyzed in sustained vowel phonation and interpreting the results of the analysis.

Keywords

MDVP parameters;sampling section;sustained vowel phonation;voice analysis;voice disorder

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 호원대학교

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