Recovery of speech following total glossectomy: An acoustic and perceptual appraisal

Ramesh Kaipa, Michael Robb, Greg A. O'Beirne, Robert S. Allison

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Abstract

This study involved an acoustic and perceptual analysis of the speech produced by a 31-year-old female following total glossectomy. Speech samples were collected on three occasions within the first 3 months following glossectomy. Vowel articulation was examined acoustically as a function of vowel space and the Euclidean distance separating corner vowels. Perceptual analyses involved presentation of the participant's CV productions to 30 healthy adult listeners who made forced-choice identifications of consonant type. Acoustic analysis revealed improvements in vowel space area and an increase in the Euclidean distances. The perceptual results revealed a statistically significant deterioration in consonants over the 3-month period with anterior sounds being perceived more correctly than medial and posterior sounds. The current study highlights the variable nature of speech following glossectomy, with greater improvements in vowel articulation compared to consonant articulation during the earliest stages of surgical recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

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Glossectomy
Acoustics
Articulation
Consonant
Recovery
Vowel Space
Sound

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Research and Theory
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing

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Recovery of speech following total glossectomy : An acoustic and perceptual appraisal. / Kaipa, Ramesh; Robb, Michael; O'Beirne, Greg A.; Allison, Robert S.

In: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.02.2012, p. 24-34.

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