Normative nasalance values across languages.

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Robert Mayo, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The Nasometer is an objective computer-based instrument designed to measure the acoustic correlates of resonance and velopharyngeal function. The device has proven to be useful for early identification of persons at risk for velopharyngeal dysfunction. Since its introduction, the Nasometer has been used in craniofacial centers and other clinical settings both in the United States and around the world. The purpose of this paper is to describe the Nasometer and its clinical uses, discuss speaker characteristics that might influence nasalance values, and provide a compilation of published normative nasalance data across English, Spanish, Asian, and European languages. Additionally, languages in need of normative nasalance data are discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
nasometer, nasalance, objective acoustic analysis, speech, language, speech disorders, resonance, communication

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