Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction

Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw, Louis Ten Bosch, Li Ying Cao, N. P.M. Rico Rinkel, Pepijn A. Borggreven, Lou Boves, C. René Leemans

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Abstract

Speech quality of patients with oral or oropharyngeal carcinoma was assessed by perceptual and acoustic-phonetic analyses. Speech recordings of running speech of patients before and 6 and 12 months after treatment for oral or oropharyngeal cancer and of 18 control speakers were evaluated regarding intelligibility, nasality and articulation, which revealed deteriorated speech in 20% of the patients before treatment, and in 75% 6-12 months after treatment. Acoustic analyses comprised formant, duration, perturbation and noise measures of the vowels /i/, /a/, and /u/ and were performed on the speech samples 6 months after treatment and the controls. Patients appeared to have a smaller vowel space compared to controls, which was clearly related to speech intelligibility. Furthermore, voice perturbation appeared to be higher in patients. Although oropharyngeal treatment does not effect the function of the larynx itself, the acoustic coupling between source and filter may effect the smoothness of the voicing characteristics. The presented speech analyses may serve as part of an outcome measurement protocol for assessing efficacy of speech rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
Pages1393-1396
Number of pages4
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 27 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

Conference

Conference8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period27/08/200731/08/2007

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Verdonck-de Leeuw, I. M., Bosch, L. T., Cao, L. Y., Rico Rinkel, N. P. M., Borggreven, P. A., Boves, L., & René Leemans, C. (2007). Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. In International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1393-1396)
Verdonck-de Leeuw, Irma M. ; Bosch, Louis Ten ; Cao, Li Ying ; Rico Rinkel, N. P.M. ; Borggreven, Pepijn A. ; Boves, Lou ; René Leemans, C. / Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007. Vol. 2 2007. pp. 1393-1396
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Verdonck-de Leeuw, IM, Bosch, LT, Cao, LY, Rico Rinkel, NPM, Borggreven, PA, Boves, L & René Leemans, C 2007, Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. in International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007. vol. 2, pp. 1393-1396, 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, 27/08/2007.

Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. / Verdonck-de Leeuw, Irma M.; Bosch, Louis Ten; Cao, Li Ying; Rico Rinkel, N. P.M.; Borggreven, Pepijn A.; Boves, Lou; René Leemans, C.

International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007. Vol. 2 2007. p. 1393-1396.

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Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Bosch LT, Cao LY, Rico Rinkel NPM, Borggreven PA, Boves L et al. Speech quality after major surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx with microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. In International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007. Vol. 2. 2007. p. 1393-1396