An acoustic template of newborn infant crying

Michael P. Robb, Alexander M. Goberman, Anthony T. Cacace

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The durational characteristics of 10 normal infant’s complete crying episodes are reported. The cries of each child were audiorecorded at 2 days postpartum and acoustically analyzed for overall occurrence of expiratory cry segments, inspiratory cry segments, and nonphonatory ’pause’ segments. In general, remarkable similarity was found across infants with regard to the distributional occurrence of the cry features. Discussion focuses on the organization of newborn infant crying behavior within the milieu of a crying episode, as well as the diagnostic implications of these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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