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October 1984

Selected Acoustic Features of Tracheoesophageal, Esophageal, and Laryngeal Speech

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and the Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center, Nashville, Tenn. Dr Robbins is now with the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison; Dr Fisher is now with Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill; and Drs Blom and Singer are now with the Head and Neck Surgery Associates, Indianapolis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(10):670-672. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800360042009

• Voice samples of 15 laryngeal, esophageal, and tracheoesophageal speakers using the Blom-Singer voice prosthesis were analyzed for intensity, frequency, and rate. Results indicate that characteristic values for tracheoesophageal speech are more similar to laryngeal speech than esophageal speech, demonstrating the powerful advantage of this pulmonary-supported method of alaryngeal voice.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:670-672)