INTERSPEECH 2009
10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Universidade de Aveiro's Voice Evaluation Protocol

Luis M. T. Jesus (1), Anna Barney (2), Ricardo Santos (3), Janine Caetano (4), Juliana Jorge (5), Pedro Sá Couto (1)

(1) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
(2) University of Southampton, UK
(3) Hospital Privado da Trofa, Portugal
(4) Agrupamento de Escolas Serra da Gardunha, Portugal
(5) RAIZ, Portugal

This paper presents Universidade de Aveiro’s Voice Evaluation Protocol for European Portuguese (EP), and a preliminary inter-rater reliability study. Ten patients with vocal pathology were assessed, by two Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs). Protocol parameters such as overall severity, roughness, breathiness, change of loudness (CAPE-V), grade, breathiness and strain (GRBAS), glottal attack, respiratory support, respiratory-phonotary-articulatory coordination, digital laryngeal manipulation, voice quality after manipulation, muscular tension and diagnosis, presented high reliability and were highly correlated (good inter-rater agreement and high value of correlation). Values for the overall severity and grade were similar to those reported in the literature.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jesus, Luis M. T. / Barney, Anna / Santos, Ricardo / Caetano, Janine / Jorge, Juliana / Couto, Pedro Sá (2009): "Universidade de aveiro's voice evaluation protocol", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 971-974.