A noninvasive, low-cost device to study the velopharyngeal port during speech and some preliminary results

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Abstract

It is desirable to monitor the status of the velopharyngeal port during speech. This paper reports on the design and usage of a noninvasive device that measures the static nasal airflow from the nose during speech. The signal can be recorded directly from a generic sound card. Neither does the usage of this device interfere with the articulatory process of speech, nor does it introduce distortions to the simultaneously recorded acoustic signal. We successfully tested the device in an experiment to analyze the velopharyngeal status during normal speech.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages957-960
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 21 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/17/069/21/06

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Keywords

  • Nasal airflow
  • Speech pathology
  • Speech production
  • Velopharyngeal function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Niu, X., Kain, A. B., & Van Santen, J. P. H. (2006). A noninvasive, low-cost device to study the velopharyngeal port during speech and some preliminary results. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 957-960). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH; Vol. 2). International Speech Communication Association.