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Auditory-Perceptual and Acoustic Assessment in Measuring Dysphonia Severity of Vocal Fold Nodules

성대결절 환자의 음성장애에 대한 청지각적 및 음향학적 평가

  • Received : 2017.10.11
  • Accepted : 2017.11.15
  • Published : 2018.01.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the differences in the acoustic measurements (AVQI) and the auditory-perceptual assessments (GRBAS, CAPE-V) of the normal and vocal fold nodules. For this purpose, Total 335 voice samples were analyzed acoustically and three raters performed auditory-perceptual assessments. in the results, AVQI, G, and OS scores of the normal group were lower than those of the vocal fold nodules group. The correlations between the G scale and the OS scale were highly correlated, and the correlation between the AVQI, and auditory-perceptual results (G and OS) was also high value. The threshold values for discriminating AVQI, G, and OS between the two groups were ${\leq}4.06$, ${\leq}1$, and ${\leq}26$, respectively, and the predictive diagnostic power was 0.840, 0.860, and 0.848. In conclusion, AVQI and auditory-perceptual evaluation can improve potentiality the screening of vocal fold nodules and help to determine the diagnosis and treatment plan of voice disorders.

Keywords

Vocal Fold Nodules;GRBAS;CAPE-V;Praat

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