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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 15-16, 2008

Objective Evaluation of TE Substitute Voice and Speech

Ulrich Eysholdt, M. Schuster, J. Lohscheller, F. Rosanowski

Department of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology, University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany

Three studies are presented which aim at rater-independent methods to evaluate voice quality, speech intelligibility and the benefit of rehabilitation of the patients: (1) real time endoscopy of the vibrating PE segment, (2) quantification of speech intelligibility by means of a computerized speech recognition system and (3) rating of the laryngectomees’ quality-of-life in relation to his substitute voice.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Eysholdt, Ulrich / Schuster, M. / Lohscheller, J. / Rosanowski, F. (2008): "Objective evaluation of TE substitute voice and speech", In EVSR-2008, 15-18.