Issue N# 5 - 2005
Determination of oesophageal speech intelligibility with an articulation assessment
Authors : M. Azzarello, B. Amy de la Bretèque, R. Garrel, A. Giovanni (Marseille)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2005;126,5:327-334.
Article published in french
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Objective: We studied if articulation could determine esophageal speech’s intelligibility. Material and method: To do so, we proposed 30 subjects distributed in three groups based on their speech proficiency level, two preliminary assessments: an articulation assessment and an intelligibility assessment. Results: The study shows a significantly high correlation (86%) between the results of the articulation assessment and the intelligibility assessment in the whole of group studied. However, we noted differences in correlations according to the level of the subjects: in the novices’ group, the percentage reaches 62%, in the medium group, 76%, and in the proficient one: 97%. Conclusion: We concluded that if the results of the articulation assessment is very high, intelligibility will be good. On the other hand, if this percentage is moderate, we can’t evaluate intelligibility only with the articulation factor.
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