Invitational Round Table
“Evidence-based Voice and Speech Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer”

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 15-16, 2008

Acoustic Analyses of Postlaryngectomy Voice and their Perceptual Relevance

Corina J. van As-Brooks

Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, the Netherland Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Despite the fact that perceptual evaluations are considered the ‘gold standard’ for evaluation of voice quality, there are some drawbacks. They are time-consuming and remain subjective. Hence the use of acoustic measures is interesting. This article describes some common pitfalls of acoustic analyses, the outcomes of acoustic analyses in tracheoesophageal speakers, and their perceptual relevance.

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Bibliographic reference.  As-Brooks, Corina J. van (2008): "Acoustic analyses of postlaryngectomy voice and their perceptual relevance", In EVSR-2008, 8-14.