Stutterers' and Nonstutterers' Voice Fundamental Frequency Changes in Response to Auditory Stimuli An acoustic analysis of certain aspects of voice fundamental frequency (Fo) in response to auditory clicks may provide a tool for studying short-latency auditory-laryngeal reflexes in humans (Sapir, McClean, & Larson, 1983). The purpose of this investigation was to compare 18 adult male stutterers' and 19 adult male nonstutterers' auditory-laryngeal ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1988
Stutterers' and Nonstutterers' Voice Fundamental Frequency Changes in Response to Auditory Stimuli
 
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  • Ann McLean-Muse
    Northwestern University
  • Charles R. Larson
    Northwestern University
  • Hugo H. Gregory
    Northwestern University
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1988
Stutterers' and Nonstutterers' Voice Fundamental Frequency Changes in Response to Auditory Stimuli
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1988, Vol. 31, 549-555. doi:10.1044/jshr.3104.549
History: Received April 22, 1987 , Accepted January 11, 1988
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1988, Vol. 31, 549-555. doi:10.1044/jshr.3104.549
History: Received April 22, 1987; Accepted January 11, 1988

An acoustic analysis of certain aspects of voice fundamental frequency (Fo) in response to auditory clicks may provide a tool for studying short-latency auditory-laryngeal reflexes in humans (Sapir, McClean, & Larson, 1983). The purpose of this investigation was to compare 18 adult male stutterers' and 19 adult male nonstutterers' auditory-laryngeal reflexes. Subjects sustained phonation at constant pitch and intensity levels while receiving bilateral auditory click stimuli. Fo signal averages were generated and measured. Data analyses indicated that there were no differences between stutterers and nonstutterers with respect to the frequency of reflex occurrence. Also, there were no significant group differences with respect to the mean reflex temporal measures or the variability of the reflex temporal measures.

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