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See detailLa charge vocale dans l’évaluation et le traitement de la dysphonie
Remacle, Angélique ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Actes du 26e Congrès Scientifique International de la Fédération Nationale des Orthophonistes (in press)

Voice problems can be triggered by both vocal misuse and overuse. While misuse is caused by inappropriate vocal actions, overuse results from greater vocal loading than the individual is able to recover ... [more ▼]

Voice problems can be triggered by both vocal misuse and overuse. While misuse is caused by inappropriate vocal actions, overuse results from greater vocal loading than the individual is able to recover from. Vocal load depends primarily on the quantity of phonation in terms of duration, fundamental frequency and sound pressure of the voice. Portable load quantification systems have been available for several years. These dosimeters allow the objective description of vocal behavior in real situations for a prolonged duration. They are primarily used by voice professionals – people who need their voices for their work – such as teachers and singers. Voice dosimetry makes it possible to identify risky vocal behaviors and situations promoting dysphonia, in an ecological context. The objective of research using these tools is to suggest guidelines for the prevention, evaluation and treatment of dysphonia, mainly in people who use their voices a lot. In addition, this research attempts to set standards for daily voice use for different groups of individuals. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the accuracy of adults’ auditory perception of normophonic and dysphonic children’s personality.
Verduyckt, Ingrid; Remacle, Marc; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (in press)

We investigated the accuracy of auditory inferences of personality of Belgian children with vocal fold nodules (VFN). External judges (N=57) were asked to infer the personality of normophonic (NP ... [more ▼]

We investigated the accuracy of auditory inferences of personality of Belgian children with vocal fold nodules (VFN). External judges (N=57) were asked to infer the personality of normophonic (NP) children and children with VFN (N=10) on the basis of vowels and sentences. The auditory inferred profiles were compared to the actual personality of NP and VFN children. Positive and partly accurate inferences of VFN children’s personality were made on the basis of connected speech, while sustained vowels yielded negative and inaccurate inferences of personality traits of children with VFN. Dysphonic voice quality, as defined by the overall severity of vocal abnormality, conveyed inaccurate and low degrees of Extraversion. This effect was counterbalanced in connected speech by faster speaking rate that accurately conveyed higher degrees of Extraversion, a characteristic trait of VFN children’s actual personality. [less ▲]

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See detailLa voix transgenre
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Remacle, Angélique ULg

Scientific conference (2014, November 04)

Notre société admet deux sexes : féminin et masculin. Cependant, certaines personnes ne s’identifient pas au sexe et au genre qui leur ont été attribués à la naissance. La personne transsexuelle éprouve ... [more ▼]

Notre société admet deux sexes : féminin et masculin. Cependant, certaines personnes ne s’identifient pas au sexe et au genre qui leur ont été attribués à la naissance. La personne transsexuelle éprouve un désir profond de vivre comme une personne du sexe opposé à son sexe biologique. Lors du processus de transition où ont lieu les transformations nécessaires au changement de genre, la logopédie a pour but d’améliorer la cohérence entre l’apparence de la personne et sa voix. Dans cette conférence, nous présenterons des outils pour l’évaluation et la prise en charge permettant la féminisation vocale en cas de transsexualité homme vers femme. Une revue de la littérature scientifique récente nous amènera à discuter de l’efficacité des méthodes de féminisation vocale existantes. Ces techniques seront décrites et illustrées par des cas cliniques. [less ▲]

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See detailEffet de l'expertise musicale sur la perception de la justesse vocale
Gosselin, Laura; Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Larrouy, Pauline ULg

Poster (2014, October 17)

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See detailEvaluation de la pression sous glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale: étude sur 418 patients.
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Chareix, Hélène; Finck, Camille ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 13)

Objectif: Notre but est d'analyser la pression sous-glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale, du genre et du niveau de pression sonore. Nous observons également les corrélations entre ... [more ▼]

Objectif: Notre but est d'analyser la pression sous-glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale, du genre et du niveau de pression sonore. Nous observons également les corrélations entre la PSGE, le Voice Handicap Index (VHI) et le Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI). Méthode: 418 patients (118 H, 300 F) ont réalisé un bilan vocal (VLS, mesures acoustiques, aérodynamiques, VHI). La PSGE est collectée à l’aide du Phonatory Aerodynamic System Model 6600 (KayPentax). Les patients ont produit 3 séries de /ipipi/ à 3 niveaux de pressions sonores (conversationnel, faible et fort). Résultats: A intensité forte, les hommes ont un niveau de PSGE supérieur à celui des femmes. A intensité faible, le groupe « atrophie » montre des scores plus faibles que le groupe « nodules » et à intensité forte plus faibles que le groupe « polype ». A intensité conversationnelle, le groupe « examen normal » montre des scores plus faibles que les groupes « nodules », « polypes » et « œdème de Reinke ». A intensité faible, la même différence est observée avec en plus les groupes « kystes » et « cicatrices ». Nous observons une corrélation positive entre la PSGE et le VHI à intensité faible et négative à intensité forte. A intensité conversationnelle et faible, nous observons une corrélation négative entre le DSI et la PSGE. Quel que soit le niveau d’intensité, nous n’observons pas de corrélation pour le groupe « kyste ». Conclusion: Cette étude met en évidence l’intérêt de la PSGE. Une PSGE élevée est principalement observée chez les patients avec lésion sur le plan glottique. La corrélation entre PSGE et niveau de pression sonore varie en fonction de la pathologie. La mesure de PSGE peut aider le clinicien à mieux comprendre le comportement vocal du patient en lien avec sa pathologie. [less ▲]

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See detailQuel est le profil professionnel des patients consultant en phoniatrie?
REMACLE, Angélique ULg; Petitfils, Cloé; LEJEUNE, LIONEL ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 13)

Nous avons analysé les dossiers de 1079 patients (754 femmes et 325 hommes) qui se sont présentés au CHU de Liège entre 2009 et 2013 pour une plainte vocale. Chez ces patients, nous avons répertorié 121 ... [more ▼]

Nous avons analysé les dossiers de 1079 patients (754 femmes et 325 hommes) qui se sont présentés au CHU de Liège entre 2009 et 2013 pour une plainte vocale. Chez ces patients, nous avons répertorié 121 personnes sans profession (11%), 166 étudiants (16%), 215 retraités (20%), et 577 travailleurs (53%). Parmi ces 577 travailleurs, il y avait notamment 129 enseignants, 55 employés de bureau, 50 chanteurs, comédiens et musiciens, 41 commerçants, 39 managers, 37 aides ménagères et 35 ouvriers. Objectif : Pour les travailleurs, nous avons tenté d’établir le degré d’exposition aux troubles de la voix selon la profession exercée en fonction de leur représentation dans la partie francophone de la Belgique (Wallonie). Notre objectif était de cibler les travailleurs les plus à risque de consulter un spécialiste de la voix. Méthode : Nous avons estimé la proportion de ces travailleurs par profession en calculant le rapport entre leur nombre en consultation phoniatrique et leur nombre parmi les travailleurs wallons. Résultats : Les travailleurs qui consultent le plus pour un problème de voix et qui sont donc le plus à risque sont, par ordre décroissant : les chanteurs, comédiens et musiciens (3.3% ont consulté), suivis par les professeurs de musique (1.5%), les animateurs (0.45%), les entraineurs sportifs (0.29%), les psychologues (0.20%), les journalistes et standardistes (0.17%), et les enseignants (0.14). En conclusion, cette étude montre que les travailleurs qui consultent le plus en phoniatrie ne représentent pas nécessairement le groupe professionnel le plus à risque. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of vocal load on breathiness: Perceptual evaluation
Remacle, Angélique ULg; Schoentgen, Jean; FINCK, Camille ULg et al

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (2014), 39(3), 139-146

Objectives: To evaluate the impact on voice of 2 hours of continuous oral reading. Methods: Fifty normophonic women underwent two sessions of voice loading in which the required intensity level varied: 60 ... [more ▼]

Objectives: To evaluate the impact on voice of 2 hours of continuous oral reading. Methods: Fifty normophonic women underwent two sessions of voice loading in which the required intensity level varied: 60-65 dB(A) for the first session, and 70-75 dB(A) for the second session. Ten expert judges evaluated the breathiness of one sentence recorded before and after each loading session. Pairs of stimuli were presented randomly to the judges, who were asked to designate the breathiest sample. Results: A significant decrease in breathiness was observed following both sessions, suggesting an improvement of voice subsequent to loading. When comparing the two intensity levels, no difference was found for breathiness after vocal loading. [less ▲]

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See detailReliabilität und Validität des "Voice Handicap Index (VHI) adaptiert an die Gesangsstimme"
Barsties, B.; Kropp, J.; Dicks, P. et al

in Laryngo Rhino Otologie (2014)

Reliability and Validity of the "Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Adapted to the Singing Voice" in German. Background : The Voice Handicap Index (i.e., VHI) is one of the most reliable standardized self ... [more ▼]

Reliability and Validity of the "Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Adapted to the Singing Voice" in German. Background : The Voice Handicap Index (i.e., VHI) is one of the most reliable standardized self-evaluation assessments in diagnosis of voice disorders. That tool is the most used in daily clinic,. In 2007, the VHI was adapted to the singing population, called"VHI adapté aux chanteurs". The aim of our study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the German version of the VHI adapted to the singing voice. Materials and Methods: 113 German singers (41 males and 72 females) with diverse singing styles and profession were included in the study. They were divided into 2 groups : a test-group (n=20) with self-perceived vocal complaints and a control-group (n=93) without vocal complaints. Statistical analysis to measure the reliability and validity was conducted with the Cronbach's alpha (i.e., cron.a), independant t-test and receiver operating characteristics as well likelihood ratio, respectively. Results : Reliability was confirmed by acceptable Cron. a (0,713-0,850) for each of the sub-scales and total score. The validity between the 2 groups showed high signifiant differences for each of the sub-scales and total score by which the test-group indicated higher scores than the control-group. Only the construct validity revealed no clear results. Conclusion : The VHI adapted to the singing voice is suited as reliable and valid standardizing evaluation tool, but the diagnostic accuracy has to be investigated again because of too high inaccuracy in the interpretation of the outcome of the present data. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of patient's voice quality for T1A glottis carcinoma after endoscopic laser surgery or radiotherapy
Poncelet, Mélanie; DEMEZ, Pierre ULg; Moreau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2014, July 30)

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See detailEstimated Subglottic Pressure Evaluation According to Vocal Pathology. Study on 418 Patients
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Chareix, Hélène; FINCK, Camille ULg et al

Conference (2014, May 31)

Estimated subglottic pressure (ESGP) is part of the aerodynamic measurements included in the vocal profile. It is an indication of vocal effort and can guide the therapist in his clinical approach. We aim ... [more ▼]

Estimated subglottic pressure (ESGP) is part of the aerodynamic measurements included in the vocal profile. It is an indication of vocal effort and can guide the therapist in his clinical approach. We aim to examine the clinical interest of the ESGP by observing its values according to voice pathology, age, gender and sound pressure level. We also examine the relationships between PSGE, DSI and VHI. Method:The study includes 418 patients (M:118/W:300). Each patient’s file consists of VLS, acoustic, aerodynamic and perceptual measures. The ESGP was collected through the Phonatory Aerodynamic System Model 6600 (KayPentax). Patients produced 3 sequences of / ipipi / at low (IL), conversational (IC) and high (IH) intensity. Patients were grouped according to the ENT’s diagnosis. Results: Patients without vocal lesions (MTD) had a significantly lower ESGP compared to patients with nodules, polyps, inflammation, edema (IL, IC), cysts (IC) or scar (IC). Patients with vocal fold atrophy had a lower ESGP than those suffering from nodules and polyps at conversational and high intensity, but were not differentiated at low intensity. Amongst patients without lesions (MTD), a positive correlation appeared between ESGP and intensity; which was not the case for patients with lesions. At high intensity, men had a significantly higher ESGP than women. At low intensity, we noted a positive correlation between the VHI scores and ESGP levels. At low and conversational intensity, we observed a negative correlation between DSI and ESGP scores. Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of considering ESGP in the vocal profile. As expected, patients with vocal pathology produce high ESGP. However, the correlations between intensity and ESGP vary depending on the patient's pathology. In addition, ESPG values allow the clinician to distinguish MTD and healthy patients and thus could help the therapist in his clinical approach. [less ▲]

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See detailToward a Characterization of Western Operatic Singing Voices
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Magis, David ULg; Nowak, Marion et al

Poster (2014, May 29)

Objective: One can easily recognize the musical style of a singer by listening to his/her sung performance. Several acoustical parameters of the Western operatic singing technique have been studied ... [more ▼]

Objective: One can easily recognize the musical style of a singer by listening to his/her sung performance. Several acoustical parameters of the Western operatic singing technique have been studied. However, the number of parameters could be extended and the effect of melody on these parameters remains unclear. By observing the effects of melody and technique on acoustical and musical parameters of the singing voice, this study aims at further characterizing the Western operatic singing technique. Methods: Fifty professional singers performed two contrasting melodies (popular song and romantic melody) with two vocal techniques (with and without operatic singing technique). The common quality parameters (energy distribution, vibrato rate and extent), perturbation parameters (standard deviation of the fundamental frequency, signal-to-noise ratio, jitter and shimmer) and musical features (fundamental frequency of the starting note, average tempo, and sound pressure level) of the 200 sung performances were analyzed. Results: The results show that the choice of melody had a limited impact on the acoustical and musical parameters observed, whereas a particular vocal profile appeared depending on the vocal technique employed. By examining these parameters in a theoretical model, this study highlights the relevance of vibrato rate, sound level, energy distribution, fundamental frequency of the starting note and tempo in describing the Western operatic singing technique. Conclusions: This study confirms that vocal technique affects most of the parameters examined and that the effect of melody is limited. In addition, the observation of quality and musical parameters contributes to a better understanding of the operatic singing technique. Conversely, the perturbation parameters don’t seem to take part in the characterization of operatic singing voices. Although the suggested theoretical model needs to be further developed in future research, it already generates implications for research and teaching. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of melodic context on the perception of vocal pitch accuracy
Beeken, Manon; Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Larrouy, Pauline ULg

Poster (2014, May 27)

In order to categorize sung performances as “in tune” or “out of tune”, one can measure the deviation between the performance and the musical notation. Depending on the study, a deviation of a semitone ... [more ▼]

In order to categorize sung performances as “in tune” or “out of tune”, one can measure the deviation between the performance and the musical notation. Depending on the study, a deviation of a semitone (100 cents) or a quartertone (50 cents) is considered as “out of tune”. However, these values are arbitrary and the current study aims to define perceptual thresholds of pitch accuracy in a melodic context. For this purpose, melodic sequences were manipulated, from “in tune” (deviation of 0 cent) to “out of tune” (10 to 80 cents, in 10 cents steps). In a 2x2x2 design we systematically varied the conditions of: melodies (ascending/descending target-interval), type of errors (interval or tonality deviation), and direction of the deviation (enlargement or compression). The sequences were presented to 30 non-musicians using the method of limits procedure, in a test/retest paradigm. For each condition, they were asked to specify whether the presented singing performances were “in tune” or “out of tune”. The results showed that participants were consistent in their evaluation between the test and the retest. The pitch accuracy threshold (M = 29 cents, ES = .75) was not influenced by the melody, the type of errors, and the direction of the deviation. This study highlights the ability of non-musicians to perceive small pitch deviations (less than a quartertone) in a melodic context. This finding elucidates on the concept of pitch accuracy and therefore yields the opportunity to revise objective tools for the evaluation of singer pitch accuracy. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of vocal loading parameters in kindergarten and elementary school teachers
Remacle, Angélique ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg; FINCK, Camille ULg

in Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing research (2014), (406-415),

Purpose: Although a global picture exists of teachers’ voice demands in general, few studies have compared specific groups of teachers to determine whether some are more at risk than others. This study ... [more ▼]

Purpose: Although a global picture exists of teachers’ voice demands in general, few studies have compared specific groups of teachers to determine whether some are more at risk than others. This study compared vocal loading of kindergarten and elementary school teachers; professional and non-professional vocal load was determined for both groups. Method: Twelve kindergarten and twenty elementary school female teachers without voice problems were monitored during one workweek using the Ambulatory Phonation Monitor. Vocal loading parameters analyzed were F0, SPL, time dose, distance dose and cycle dose. Results: Comparisons between the groups showed significantly higher cycle dose and distance dose for kindergarten teachers than for elementary school teachers, in both professional and non-professional environments. Professional and non-professional voice use comparisons showed significant differences for all parameters, indicating that vocal load was higher in the professional environment for both groups. Conclusions: The higher vocal doses measured in kindergarten teachers suggest that particular attention should be paid to this specific group of teachers. Although non-professional vocal load is lower than professional vocal load, it is important to take both into account because of their cumulative effects. [less ▲]

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See detailL'impact de la charge vocale sur la rééducation
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; REMACLE, Angélique ULg

Conference (2014, March 29)

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See detailLa charge vocale
REMACLE, Angélique ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

Conference (2014, March 29)

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See detailEvaluation of pitch accuracy: from occasional to operatic singers
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Nowak, Marion; Roig-Sanchis, Virginie et al

Conference (2014, January 15)

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See detailThe effect of melody and technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Magis, David ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (2014), 39

A previous study highlighted the effect of vocal technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers (1). The intervals' precision between the notes of the tune was altered when the singers used ... [more ▼]

A previous study highlighted the effect of vocal technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers (1). The intervals' precision between the notes of the tune was altered when the singers used Western operatic singing technique. In order to better understand these results, we have recorded two different melodies sung with two different vocal techniques. A large panel of trained singers (N = 50) participated in the study. The analytical method described in the reference paper (1) has been applied. The results confirm the effect of vocal technique on the vocal accuracy of trained singers. In addition, these results provide an answer about the melodic effect and guide future work on the perception process of operatic voices. [less ▲]

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See detailThe evaluation of vocal pitch accuracy: The case of operatic singing voices
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Magis, David ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Music Perception (2014), 32(1), 1-10

The objective analysis of Western operatic singing voices indicates that professional singers can be particularly “out of tune”. This study aims to better understand the evaluation of operatic voices ... [more ▼]

The objective analysis of Western operatic singing voices indicates that professional singers can be particularly “out of tune”. This study aims to better understand the evaluation of operatic voices, which have particularly complex acoustical signals. Twenty-two music experts were asked to evaluate the vocal pitch accuracy of 14 sung performances with a pairwise comparison paradigm, in a test and a retest. In addition to the objective measurement of pitch accuracy (pitch interval deviation), several performance parameters (average tempo, fundamental frequency of the starting note) and quality parameters (energy distribution, vibrato rate and extent) were observed and compared to the judges’ perceptual rating. The results show high intra- and inter-judge reliability when rating the pitch accuracy of operatic singing voices. Surprisingly, all the parameters were significantly related to the ratings and explain 78.8% of the variability of the judges’ rating. The pitch accuracy evaluation of operatic voices is thus not based exclusively on the precision of performed music intervals but on a complex combination of performance and quality parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailCriteria and tools for objectively analysing the vocal accuracy of a popular song
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (2014), 39

This study aims to validate our method for measuring accuracy in a melodic context. We analysed the popular song “Happy Birthday” sung by 63 occasional and 14 professional singers thanks to AudioSculpt ... [more ▼]

This study aims to validate our method for measuring accuracy in a melodic context. We analysed the popular song “Happy Birthday” sung by 63 occasional and 14 professional singers thanks to AudioSculpt and OpenMusic (Ircam, Paris, France). In terms of evaluation of the pitch interval deviation, we replicated the profile of occasional singers described in the literature (the slower the performance, the more accurate it is). Our results also confirm that the professional singers sing more accurately than occasional singers but not when a Western operatic singing technique is involved. These results support the relevance of our method for analysing vocal accuracy of occasional and professional singers and led us to discuss adaptations to be implemented for analysing the accuracy of operatic voices. [less ▲]

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