A comparison of nasalance values in tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis and normal laryngeal speakers.

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Robert Mayo, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare nasalance values in tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis and laryngeal speakers. Nasalance measures were obtained from 10 age-matched male TE speakers and 10 healthy male laryngeal speakers reading the Zoo Passage and Nasal Sentences. All TE speakers were rated as good to excellent in terms of speech proficiency and intelligibility. Nasalance scores were compared across groups. The findings revealed there were no significant differences in average nasalance values between the two groups. Clinical implications and future research needs are discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
nasalance values, nasometry, nasalization, tracheoesophageal speech, alaryngeal speech, resonance, communication, speech, language

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