Effects of multi-talker background noise on the intensity of spoken sentences in parkinson's disease

Authors

  • Scott Adams School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada
  • Olga Haralabous School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada
  • Allyson Dykstra Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada
  • Kayla Abrams School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada
  • Mandar Jog Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustics, Diseases, Neurology, Speech, Speech analysis, Hypophonia, Multi-talker noise, Parkinson's disease, Speech intensity

Abstract

The relationship between speech intensity and background noise in individuals with hypophonia and Parkinson's disease (PD) was analyzed. Ten idiopathic PD subjects with hypophonia and 10 age-equivalent controls were studied. A multi-talker noise was presented randomly to each subject in five dB increments ranging from 50-70 dB. It was found that subjects with PD show a systematic increase in speech intensity across increases in background noise.

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Published

2005-09-01

How to Cite

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Adams S, Haralabous O, Dykstra A, Abrams K, Jog M. Effects of multi-talker background noise on the intensity of spoken sentences in parkinson’s disease. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 23];33(3):94-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1761

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada