Session 1 - April 7, 2005. Gerratt, B. R. and J. Kreiman (2001). Measuring vocal quality with speech synthesis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 110(5, pt. 1): 2560-2566.. Session 2 - April 21, 2005. Kreiman, J., B. R. Gerratt, et al. (1993). Perceptual Evaluation of Voice Quality - Review, Tutorial, and a Framework for Future-Research. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 36(1): 21-40.. Session 3 - May 5, 2005. (1) Braida, L. D., J. S. Lim, et al. (1984). Intensity perception. XIII. Perceptual anchor model of context-coding. J Acoust Soc Am 76(3): 722-31. (2) Gerratt, B. R., J. Kreiman, et al. (1993). Comparing Internal and External Standards in Voice Quality Judgments. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 36(1): 14-20.. Session 4 - May 26, 2005. J. Kreiman and B. R. Gerratt, Perception of aperiodicity in pathological voice, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 117, pp. 2201-2211, 2005.. Session 5 - June 9, 2005 Granqvist, S. and L. Leng (2003). The ...
Purpose. A version of the "smoothed cepstral peak prominence" (ie, CPPS) has recently been implemented in the program Praat. The present study therefore estimated the correspondence between the original CPPS from the program SpeechTool and Praats version of the CPPS. Because the CPPS is the main factor in the multivariate Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI), this study also investigated the proportional relationship between the AVQI with the original and the second version of the CPPS. Study Design. Comparative cohort study. Methods. Clinical recordings of sustained vowel phonation and continuous speech from 289 subjects with various voice disorders were analyzed with the two versions of the CPPS and the AVQI. Pearson correlation coefficients and coefficients of determination were calculated between both CPPS-methods and between both AVQI-methods. Results. Quasi-perfect correlations and coefficients of determination approaching hundred percent were found. Conclusions. The findings of this study ...
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Vonage Voice Quality Hi Guys, Ive been using Vonage now for about 4 weeks. So far Im pretty happy. No breaks or drops in telephone calls. However, I am noticing that the voice quality is often quite tinny. Most times its fine when Im calling within
SUNNYVALE, CA, December 11, 2006 - ShoreTel, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced ShoreWare System Monitor, a scalable, real-time network monitoring tool that provides IT managers and ShoreTel channel partners with a comprehensive view of network performance to quickly isolate problems and ensure optimal voice quality. ShoreWare System Monitor provides a monitoring capability that alerts IT the moment it detects a problem, while enabling proactive troubleshooting for improved quality of service and network availability.. Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, the nations largest youth mentoring organization, has found that the systems continuous monitoring of all network devices improves the visibility into their network and has helped them ensure network-wide quality of service for their pure IP communications system. "We have seven offices within our network infrastructure," explained Sean Ryan, director of information ...
SUNNYVALE, CA, December 11, 2006 - ShoreTel, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced ShoreWare System Monitor, a scalable, real-time network monitoring tool that provides IT managers and ShoreTel channel partners with a comprehensive view of network performance to quickly isolate problems and ensure optimal voice quality. ShoreWare System Monitor provides a monitoring capability that alerts IT the moment it detects a problem, while enabling proactive troubleshooting for improved quality of service and network availability.. Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, the nations largest youth mentoring organization, has found that the systems continuous monitoring of all network devices improves the visibility into their network and has helped them ensure network-wide quality of service for their pure IP communications system. "We have seven offices within our network infrastructure," explained Sean Ryan, director of information ...
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Hi All, we are using CME with 4FXO card. the voice quality is not good and it is statically in the background and the voice of caller from outside is like a robot. what parameters should I tune to fix this problem? any suggestion will be very
Business News: According to a survey from the Customer Experience Foundation, companies are disappointing customers due to poor voice quality in call centres. 79 per cent of consumers report they have experienced incompetent lines.
Today at the VoiceCon San Francisco 2007 Conference, Microsoft Corp. outlined how its software-based approach to voice communications is creating new benefits for partners and customers and gaining in...
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Since retiring from the Singapore Air Force after serving 25 years, my passion for personal development has taken center stage. Over the last 3 years, I have intensified my research into strategies of peak potential and have also been certified as a Neuro-Linguistics Programmme Trainer by NLP University. My main motivation initially was to help my son and daughter as they leave for studies in the US. Now I am ready to extend the same support to other young people. I have developed my own programmes to help youths and young professionals become wiser sooner ...
I have continuing problems with BT and cannot use Phone Amego since 1.4.17. I hear what you say about Apple, however, my two phones (iPhone 5, Samsung B5722) and mouse connect to BT just fine, however, PA hangs. I used the BT Diagnostics and Explorer, but it seems everything works fine at the Apple end. My two phones used to appear in the connectivity window and have disappeared. When I try to add the iPhone back in, it does not appear in the list. Trying to add the second phone though the same process makes the application hang altogether. Deleting the plist does not solve the problem either. I am a bit stumped here, do you have any suggestions? I attach two screenshots to illustrate ...
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Forty-seven patients with advanced larynx/hypopharynx, nasopharynx or oropharynx/oral cavity cancer were recorded before, and 10 weeks after concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), to investigate the effect of the tumor versus the effects of treatment. To evaluate voice functioning before and after treatment, voice quality and glottal behavior of sustained /a/ vowels were analyzed acoustically and compared with patient-based data on cigarette and alcohol usage. Acoustic measures of effort, nasality and regularity, such as periodicity or harmonics-to-noise ratio, differed significantly and progressed differently in dependence of the 3 distinct cancer/radiation sites. Baseline measures of voice stability correlated significantly with alcohol/smoking behavior ...
Parallel with the orthographic streams of words in conversation are multiple layered epiphenomena, short in duration and with a communicativepurpose. These paralinguistic events regulate the interaction flow via gaze,gestures and intonation. This thesis focus on how to compute, model, discoverand analyze prosody and its applications for spoken dialog systems.Specifically it addresses automatic classification and analysis of conversationalcues related to turn-taking, brief feedback, affective expressions, their crossrelationshipsas well as their cognitive and neurological basis. Techniques areproposed for instantaneous and suprasegmental parameterization of scalarand vector valued representations of fundamental frequency, but also intensity and voice quality. Examples are given for how to engineer supervised learned automatas for off-line processing of conversational corpora as well as for incremental on-line processing with low-latency constraints suitable as detector modules in a responsive ...
I was reminded by this post from Chris (and how lovely to see a new post from him again) of the time when I was unable to speak and had to communicate through writing notes.. I say unable, but it would be more accurate to say forbidden. And maybe Id better set the scene first. In the winter of 1985 (I know, darlings, Im good with dates and stuff), I developed a bad cough and it left me with a husky voice. I spent months expecting it to clear up, and in the meantime I received a good deal of gratifying attention from men who found my deep and breathy voice alluring. Quite staid and well-behaved gentlemen, whom Id known for years and who had never made any sort of advance would say "I say, what a sexy voice you have" and such things as that. No one tried to take things any further, I should add, so it was just the voice. Still, once it reached July, it finally occurred to me that I couldnt blame the state of affairs on a chesty cold six months earlier and I went to the doctor. He promptly ...
Who invented the microphone? That is a fascinating story that involves the telephone and a young man who was fascinated with audio technology. Emile Berliner, wanting to improve the voice quality in telephones, came up with the technology that revolutionized how people communicated with each other.
We reviewed the Polycom VVX 300 for design, features, voice quality, setup, and put it through a comprehensive interoperability test.
II. Multiple regression analyses. The second aim of this study was to determine the acoustic correlates of the perceived emotions by means of multiple regression analyses, with ratings of emotions as dependent variables, and acoustic data as predictors. Acoustic analyses. A total of 20 acoustic parameters were determined for each of the 70 phrases. The parameters included measures of duration, intensity, vibrato, spectral slope and accuracy of fundamental frequency.. Four duration parameters were determined (in s): the total phrase duration, and the duration of three vowels in the phrase: the vowel /a:/ in the first instance of the word Vater, the vowel /P / in the word h rest and the vowel /i:/ in the phrase-final word nicht. Intensity (in dB SPL) was determined for the entire phrase and the aforementioned three vowels /a:/, /P /, and /i:/. Measures of vibrato frequency and extent were manually determined for the three vowels on the basis of an F0 trace obtained with the signal analysis ...
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How is Voice-Related Quality of Life abbreviated? V-RQOL stands for Voice-Related Quality of Life. V-RQOL is defined as Voice-Related Quality of Life somewhat frequently.
The vocal quality of a patient is modeled by means of a Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI), which is designed to establish an objective and quantitative correlate of the perceived vocal quality. The DSI is based on the weighted combination of the following selected set of voice measurements: highest frequency (F0-High in Hz), lowest intensity (I-Low in dB), maximum phonation time (MPT in s), and jitter (%). The DSI is derived from a multivariate analysis of 387 subjects with the goal of describing, purely based on objective measures, the perceived voice quality. It is constructed as DSI=0.13 x MPT + 0.0053 x F0-High - 0.26 x I-Low - 1.18 x Jitter (%) + 12.4. The DSI for perceptually normal voices equals +5 and for severely dysphonic voices -5. The more negative the patients index, the worse is his or her vocal quality. As such, the DSI is especially useful to evaluate therapeutic evolution of dysphonic patients. Additionally, there is a high correlation between the DSI and the Voice Handicap Index ...
Bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) is a rare but life-threatening condition mostly caused by iatrogenic damage to the peripheral recurrent laryngeal nerve. Endoscopic enlargement techniques have been the standard treatment for decades. However, prospective studies using internationally accepted phoniatric and respiratory evaluation guidelines are rare. Prospective observational multicenter study. Twelve clinical centers screened 61 patients, of whom 36 were eligible according to the study protocol. Subjects were assessed with specific phoniatric and respiratory tests preoperatively and at 1 and 6 months postoperatively. Important respiratory parameters improved significantly 6 months postoperatively (peak expiratory and expiratory flow), confirming that a glottal enlargement effectively reduced the obstruction. Objective parameters dealing with voice quality worsened significantly (maximum phonation time, voice range profile, hoarseness), whereas subjective voice assessment (VHI-12) did not ...
PurposeInterrater disagreements in ratings of quality plague the study of voice. This study compared 2 methods for handling this variability.. MethodListeners provided multiple breathiness ratings for 2 sets of pathological voices, one including 20 male and 20 female voices unselected for quality and one including 20 breathy female voices. Ratings for each listener were averaged together, mean ratings were z transformed, and the likelihood that 2 listeners would agree exactly in their ratings was calculated as a function of averaging and standardizing condition. Data were also multidimensionally scaled to examine similarities among listeners in perceptual strategy. Results were compared with parallel analyses of existing breathiness ratings of the same voices gathered using a method-of-adjustment task.. ResultsThree-way interactions between the mean rating for a voice, standardization condition, and the number of voices averaged together were observed, but no main effect of averaging condition ...
TEMA: a auto-avaliação de um indivíduo sobre seu problema de voz e a análise do resultado de um tratamento são meios utilizados para verificar a efetividade de uma intervenção e desenvolver procedimentos diretivos para a prática clínica na área da saúde. Instrumentos psicométricos são as ferramentas mais comuns para essa tarefa. A validação de instrumentos de auto-avaliação pode ser realizada de diversas formas, com critérios claros e estruturados. OBJETIVO: apresentar o processo de validação para o Português Brasileiro de três protocolos de auto-avaliação para voz: Voice-Related Quality of Life - V-RQOL, Voice Handicap Index - VHI e Voice Activity and Participation Profile - VAPP, que receberam os seguintes nomes respectivamente: Qualidade de Vida em Voz - QVV, Índice de Desvantagem Vocal - IDV e Perfil de Participação e Atividades Vocais - PPAV, ressaltando as particularidades desses intrumentos e as adaptações necessárias para seu uso no Brasil. MÉTODOS: os ...
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper describes recent advances in perceptual, acoustic, aerodynamic, and endoscopic imaging methods for assessing voice function. RECENT FINDINGS: We review advances from four major areas. PERCEPTUAL ASSESSMENT: Speech-language pathologists are being encouraged to use the new consensus auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice inventory for auditory-perceptual assessment of voice quality, and recent studies have provided new insights into listener reliability issues that have plagued subjective perceptual judgments of voice quality. ACOUSTIC ASSESSMENT: Progress is being made on the development of algorithms that are more robust for analyzing disordered voices, including the capability to extract voice quality-related measures from running speech segments. AERODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT: New devices for measuring phonation threshold air pressures and air flows have the potential to serve as sensitive indices of glottal phonatory conditions, and recent developments in aeroacoustic ...
http://jshd.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1742755 A Note on Voice Recordings 1943-06-01T00:00:00 Research Article Ernest H. Henrikson, Ph.D. ...
Despite playing Daddy Warbucks twice already, Anthony Warlow still felt he had a lot to learn in Broadways latest revival of Annie.. "I had the basics under my belt, but this has been a very different situation," Warlow told Broadway.com. "With the direction of James Lapine, [Annie] has been quite different, and very challenging and very wonderful at the same time.". Warlow became a well-known theater actor in his native Australia, but is making the switch to New York with this production. "Here I find youre a small fish in a very large pond, whereas Im a pretty big fish in Australia," he noted. "Ive come over here with a lot of respect for the community Ive entered, and I think thats vital. I was a little concerned about literally taking over a local actors job, but the community has actually embraced me beautifully. Its a really lovely experience.". The actor has played such roles as the Phantom, Dr. Zhivago, and Enjolras from Les Miserables, but has still been able to find ...
The paper discusses the detailed analysis of visual speech. As with other forms of biological motion, humans are known to be very sensitive to the realism in the ways the lips move. In order to determine the elements that come to play in the perceptual analysis of visual speech, it is important to have control over the data. The paper discusses the capture of detailed 3D deformations of faces when talking. The data are detailed in both a temporal and spatial sense. The 3D positions of thousands of points on the face are determined at the temporal resolution of video. Such data have been decomposed into their basic modes, using ICA. It is noteworthy that this yielded better results than a mere PCA analysis, which results in modes that individually represent facial changes that anatomically inconsistent. The ICs better capture the underlying, anatomical changes that the face undergoes. Different visemes are all based on the underlying, joint action of the facial muscles. The IC modes do not ...
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We evaluated two forward-encoding models on their capacity to predict fMRI activity patterns for specific words. The semantic model was based on five sensory-motor attributes of word meaning and the word-form model was based on five orthographic and phonologic attributes of the word form. Each model was evaluated in two different sets of cortical areas: the GSN, a set of highly interconnected heteromodal areas that has been consistently implicated in semantic processing, and the WFN, which is involved in the perceptual analysis of word forms comprising mainly visual and motor/somatosensory areas. The semantic model successfully decoded fMRI activation patterns elicited by individual words in the GSN, but not in the WFN. As expected, decoding of GSN activity was successful for concrete but not for abstract words when the two sets were analyzed separately. The word-form model was successful in the WFN for concrete and abstract words alike, but failed to decode activity in the GSN. This pattern of ...
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Nervous System is songwriter Julia Michaels debut mini-album. We have been hearing about Michaels for much longer than we realize, but in the capacity of songwriter to the stars. She has worked with and penned smash hits for everyone from Justin Biebers "Sorry" to Hailee Steinfelds "Love Myself" and "Rock Bottom," Selena Gomezs "Hands to Myself," Britney Spears "Slumber Part" and "Good For You" to Gwen Stefanis "Used to Love You." The vibrant 23-year-old teamed up with her songwriting "song husband," Justin Tranter, to release the seven tracks on Nervous System.. The lead single and opening track is "Issues." Backed by a string ensemble playing a staccato pattern in pizzicato and not until the first chorus do we get the booming bass and high rhythmic vocal harmony to fill the sound out. This simple orchestration goes a long way in musically conveying and matching the mood and message of the melody and lyrics. Michaels beautiful breathy voice is front and center to carry the song and her ...
Writer-director James Toback (Two Girls and a Guy) has entered that enviable career stage where his movies are automatically interesting because he made them. Yet the performer most worth noting is Adams, who would be an unlikely choice to play a philosophy professor, except that she seems to understand every word she says. Soft and evanescent, lyrical but bittersweet, Jacques Demys first film is like a dream that one enters -- and then recalls for years afterward with absolute pleasure. Filmed in 1961, Lola is an ode to yearning and enchantment -- a valentine to France, to beautiful women, to the foolish but delicious notions of romance that we receive from Hollywood. Part phantom and part voluptuary, Lola is the kind of woman who wants always to be alluring, who wiggles when she walks, whos fond of a drink, who likes to primp and smoke and speak in a breathy voice. Demy shot Lola in black and white, dedicated it to filmmaker Max Ophuls (The Earrings of Madame de . . .) and constructs
Allen, B. & Peterson, G. E. (1942). Laryngeal Inflammation in a Case of Falsetto. J Speech Disord, 7(2), 175-178. doi: 10.1044/jshd.0702.175.. Download citation file:. ...
Water, water everywhere: Your body needs an adequate amount of fluid in order to function properly. The average adult that is physically inactive requires about 2 liters of fluid a day just to compensate for the loss of fluid through sweat, urination and moisture lost with each exhalation. Physical activity increases this loss.. Hydration is important for good voice quality. The more elastic the tissues of the vocal folds are, the easier it is to make them vibrate when you speak, and elasticity is dependent on moisture content. Also, the secretions in your throat are important for clearing materials. Your paranasal sinuses produce about a liter a day of mucus, and your salivary gland produce another liter of saliva. When youre dehydrated, the mucus becomes thicker, does not move as quickly through your sinuses and throat, and can become stagnant. This predisposes you to infections, and can feel like a dryness in the nose, throat, mouth, and voice. Difficulty clearing secretions from your voice ...
Quick Post here guys. This is my new video webseries called Vocal Tips For K-Pop Fans, where Ill be posting vocal tips for you guys weekly. Please leave a comment, subscribe and share it with others. Let me know if you have any questions and please give suggestions for future videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZKGZhjIJNI
Quick Post here guys. This is my new video webseries called Vocal Tips For K-Pop Fans, where Ill be posting vocal tips for you guys weekly. Please leave a comment, subscribe and share it with others. Let me know if you have any questions and please give suggestions for future videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZKGZhjIJNI
Rip open your S and inside you will find an Audience earSmart A1026 voice processor which is designed to improve voice quality in noisy environments. It works too, judging by my experience making a Skype call on the S, with her indoors telling me I sounded much clearer on the Sony than on my Desire HD.. Another area where the Sony Tablet S trumps the opposition - be it Android or iOS - is with its 5Mp camera. By some way its the best Ive ever encountered on a tablet, and that includes the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The end results are very crisp and colourful. The same is true of the front-facing snapper. It may only be a 0.3Mp device but its brighter and sharper than anything else Ive see on a tablet.. ...
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