Some Voice Fundamental Frequency Characteristics of Oral Reading and Spontaneous Speech by Hard-of-Hearing Young Women Fundamental frequency (fo,) characteristics of 12 hard-of-hearing young women were compared with those of 12 hard-hearing control subjects during oral reading and spontaneous speech. The normal-hearing individuals almost always used greater mean fo and variability for oral reading than for spontaneous speech, but the hard-of-hearing subjects did not. On the ... Research Note
Research Note  |   December 01, 1982
Some Voice Fundamental Frequency Characteristics of Oral Reading and Spontaneous Speech by Hard-of-Hearing Young Women
 
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  • Yoshiyuki Horii
    University of Colorado, Boulder
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Research Note   |   December 01, 1982
Some Voice Fundamental Frequency Characteristics of Oral Reading and Spontaneous Speech by Hard-of-Hearing Young Women
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 608-610. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.608
History: Received April 20, 1978 , Accepted July 31, 1978
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 608-610. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.608
History: Received April 20, 1978; Accepted July 31, 1978

Fundamental frequency (fo,) characteristics of 12 hard-of-hearing young women were compared with those of 12 hard-hearing control subjects during oral reading and spontaneous speech. The normal-hearing individuals almost always used greater mean fo and variability for oral reading than for spontaneous speech, but the hard-of-hearing subjects did not. On the average, greater fo, means and smaller fo standard deviations were observed for the hard-hearing group than for the control group, regardless of the speaking conditions. In addition,fo distributions of the hard-of hearing subjects were characterized by negative skewness whereas those of the normal-hearing subjects were positively skewed.

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