Perceptual Differentiation of Vocal Fry and Harshness Ten adult males with voices diagnosed clinically as harsh, and ten adult males with normal voice quality, but speaking in vocal fry, recorded a standard passage and sustained vocalizations of the vowel /α/. The recordings were judged by three groups of ten listeners each: (1) individuals trained in making auditory ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1968
Perceptual Differentiation of Vocal Fry and Harshness
 
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  • John F. Michel
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Harry Hollien
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1968
Perceptual Differentiation of Vocal Fry and Harshness
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 439-443. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.439
History: Received July 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 439-443. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.439
History: Received July 1, 1967

Ten adult males with voices diagnosed clinically as harsh, and ten adult males with normal voice quality, but speaking in vocal fry, recorded a standard passage and sustained vocalizations of the vowel /α/. The recordings were judged by three groups of ten listeners each: (1) individuals trained in making auditory psychophysical judgments, (2) speech pathologists, and (3) untrained listeners. The results uniformly indicate that clinical harshness and vocal fry are distinct perceptual entities.

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