Abstract

Postlingually deafened adults reading the Rainbow Passage differed from hearing-control subjects in producing greater pitch variability and mean pitch on stressed and unstressed vowels, greater fluctuations in pitch within sentences, less correlation of intrinsic pitch with vowel height and slower temporal parameters. When reading the Phonetic Inventory Sentences, they revealed less differentiation of place of articulation in fricative and plosive consonants. The present findings, taken together with those of longitudinal and implant studies, are applied to constraining models of the role of self hearing in the elaboration of speech.

Notes

The following article appeared in J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 89, Issue 2, pp. 859-866 (February 1991) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1894647

Keywords

speech production, hearing impairment

Subject Categories

Speech, Hearing disorders

Disciplines

Psychology | Speech and Hearing Science

Publisher

Acoustical Society of America

Publication Date

2-1-1991

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©1991 Acoustical Society of America

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