Performance of Children with Severe to Profound Auditory Impairment in Instrumentally Guided Reduction of Nasal Resonance Twelve students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf were studied using a bioelectronic instrument to provide visual feedback of the degree of nasal resonance, thereby guiding them toward reduction of excessively nasal voice quality. The subjects were given a maximum of fourteen 20-min sessions of training. The results indicated ... Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1980
Performance of Children with Severe to Profound Auditory Impairment in Instrumentally Guided Reduction of Nasal Resonance
 
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Research Article   |   May 01, 1980
Performance of Children with Severe to Profound Auditory Impairment in Instrumentally Guided Reduction of Nasal Resonance
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 181-194. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.181
History: Received July 10, 1978 , Accepted June 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 181-194. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.181
History: Received July 10, 1978; Accepted June 21, 1979

Twelve students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf were studied using a bioelectronic instrument to provide visual feedback of the degree of nasal resonance, thereby guiding them toward reduction of excessively nasal voice quality. The subjects were given a maximum of fourteen 20-min sessions of training. The results indicated that the feedback information was used very effectively by five subjects and somewhat effectively by four others. The remaining three subjects did not demonstrate a consistent relationship between periods of training and reductions in nasal resonance. Pre- and post-training testing using stimuli not included in the training material demonstrated significant generalization of the nasalance control gained in the training sessions.

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