Perceptual Assessment of Voice Quality: Past, Present, and Future Despite many years of research, we still do not know how to measure vocal quality. This paper reviews the history of quality assessment, describes some reasons why current approaches are unlikely to be fruitful, and proposes an alternative approach that addresses the primary difficulties with existing protocols. ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2010
Perceptual Assessment of Voice Quality: Past, Present, and Future
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jody Kreiman
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bruce R. Gerratt
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Author Note
    Author Note×
    A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the 2009 ASHA annual Convention. The research described was supported by grant DC01797 from the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
    A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the 2009 ASHA annual Convention. The research described was supported by grant DC01797 from the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2010
Perceptual Assessment of Voice Quality: Past, Present, and Future
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2010, Vol. 20, 62-67. doi:10.1044/vvd20.2.62
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2010, Vol. 20, 62-67. doi:10.1044/vvd20.2.62

Despite many years of research, we still do not know how to measure vocal quality. This paper reviews the history of quality assessment, describes some reasons why current approaches are unlikely to be fruitful, and proposes an alternative approach that addresses the primary difficulties with existing protocols.

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