Comparison Between Clinician-Assisted and Fully Automated Procedures for Obtaining a Voice Range Profile A comparison was made between two methods of obtaining a voice range profile. One method was traditional, involving a clinician who gave instructions, motivated the subject to achieve the greatest intensity range, and determined when the goal was achieved. The second method was completely automated, involving the use of a ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1995
Comparison Between Clinician-Assisted and Fully Automated Procedures for Obtaining a Voice Range Profile
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ingo R. Titze
    Wilbur James Gould Voice Research Center Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO
    National Center for Voice and Speech Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology The University of Iowa Iowa City
  • Darrell Wong
    Wilbur James Gould Voice Research Center Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO
    National Center for Voice and Speech Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology The University of Iowa Iowa City
  • Martin A. Milder
    Wilbur James Gould Voice Research Center Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO
    National Center for Voice and Speech Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology The University of Iowa Iowa City
  • Susan R. Hensley
    Wilbur James Gould Voice Research Center Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO
    National Center for Voice and Speech Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology The University of Iowa Iowa City
  • Lorraine O. Ramig
    Wilbur James Gould Voice Research Center Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO
    National Center for Voice and Speech Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology The University of Iowa Iowa City
  • Contact author: Ingo R. Titze, PhD, National Center for Voice and Speech, The University of Iowa, 330-WJSHC, Iowa City, IA 52242-1012.
    Contact author: Ingo R. Titze, PhD, National Center for Voice and Speech, The University of Iowa, 330-WJSHC, Iowa City, IA 52242-1012.×
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1995
Comparison Between Clinician-Assisted and Fully Automated Procedures for Obtaining a Voice Range Profile
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1995, Vol. 38, 526-535. doi:10.1044/jshr.3803.526
History: Received July 27, 1993 , Accepted November 8, 1994
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1995, Vol. 38, 526-535. doi:10.1044/jshr.3803.526
History: Received July 27, 1993; Accepted November 8, 1994

A comparison was made between two methods of obtaining a voice range profile. One method was traditional, involving a clinician who gave instructions, motivated the subject to achieve the greatest intensity range, and determined when the goal was achieved. The second method was completely automated, involving the use of a videotape for instruction and a computer for elicitation and evaluation. Ten men and 10 women with normal voices participated as subjects in the study, and a counterbalanced design was used. Results indicated that there is no obvious preference for the use of either method, although considerable individual differences are noted.

Acknowledgments
The work was supported by Grant No. R01 DC 00387-06 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. We thank Dr. Neil Pinto, who contributed to the software development and conceptualization of this study.
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