An Acoustic Analysis of Excellent Female Esophageal, Tracheoesophageal, and Laryngeal Speakers Acoustic data for female esophageal speakers is sparse, particularly with regard to characteristics of female tracheoesophageal speakers. This study quantified and compared six acoustic characteristics of excellent female tracheoesophageal (TE), standard esophageal (SE), and laryngeal (LA) speakers. Results indicated there were no significant differences between TE and SE speakers with ... Research Note
Research Note  |   December 01, 2001
An Acoustic Analysis of Excellent Female Esophageal, Tracheoesophageal, and Laryngeal Speakers
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary H. Bellandese
    University of Maine Orono
  • Jay W. Lerman
    University of Connecticut Storrs
  • Harvey R. Gilbert
    University of Connecticut Storrs
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Speech / Research Note
Research Note   |   December 01, 2001
An Acoustic Analysis of Excellent Female Esophageal, Tracheoesophageal, and Laryngeal Speakers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2001, Vol. 44, 1315-1320. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2001/102)
History: Received December 12, 2000 , Accepted July 3, 2001
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2001, Vol. 44, 1315-1320. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2001/102)
History: Received December 12, 2000; Accepted July 3, 2001
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Acoustic data for female esophageal speakers is sparse, particularly with regard to characteristics of female tracheoesophageal speakers. This study quantified and compared six acoustic characteristics of excellent female tracheoesophageal (TE), standard esophageal (SE), and laryngeal (LA) speakers. Results indicated there were no significant differences between TE and SE speakers with regard to mean F0 of sustained /α/, mean F0 (reading), signal-to-noise ratio, total duration of passage read, number of pauses, or syllables per minute. Significant differences were found between LA speakers and both alaryngeal groups for all variables, with the exception of mean F0 (reading).

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