Voice Analysis Using Acoustic and Throat Microphones for Speech Therapy

Lani Mathew, Gopakumar K.


Diagnosis of voice disorders by a speech therapist involves the process of voice recording with the patient, followed by software-aided analysis. In this paper, we propose a novel voice diagnosis system which gives voice report information based on Praat software, using voice samples from a throat microphone and an acoustic microphone, making the diagnosis near real-time, as well as robust to background noise. Results show that throat microphones give reliable Jitter and Shimmer values in ambient noise levels of 47~50 dB, while acoustic microphones show high variance in these parameters.


Cite as: Mathew, L., K., G. (2018) Voice Analysis Using Acoustic and Throat Microphones for Speech Therapy. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 173-174.


@inproceedings{Mathew2018,
  author={Lani Mathew and Gopakumar K.},
  title={Voice Analysis Using Acoustic and Throat Microphones for Speech Therapy},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={173--174}
}