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The 2-days course is fully booked.
Acoustic methods offer objective solutions for (a) the documentation of most vocal phenomena both quantitatively and qualitatively, (b) the measurement of specific aspects of voice signals, and consequently (c) the tracking of voice across time and interventions. As such, acoustic voice analysis continues to form one of the corner stones in clinical as well as scientific voice assessment, regardless of the speech-language pathology or laryngology area. Furthermore, not only in those with a voice disorder, but also persons with hearing impairment, dysarthria, laryngectomy, head and neck cancer, etc. can encounter problems in both the production and the sound of the airborne voice signal. Phonanium has therefore developed several clinical software tools for acoustic analysis of voice to be at all voice and speech clinicians’ disposal.
This one-day intensive course is especially designed to give participants theoretical insights in and background information on acoustic voice assessment. Practical focus is on the basic yet relevant functions of the program Praat. There will be:
- live demonstrations,
- Q&A as well as discussion, and
Before continuing, be aware that there is also a two-days course including hands-on working with software.
Click the following link to download the brochure (in PDF) with all the information about this one-day (or two-days) intensive course: Brochure – Intensive course – February 2019.
‘Amusetics’ … unblocking paths to high-standard acoustic methods in clinical voice assessment
During this one-day course, basic information on sound recording quality and cloice of microphone, sound level calibration, clinically interesting aspects of the acoustic signal, and reliabillity and validity of acoustic voice measures, will be presented in the context of clinical voice assessment.
To know about clinical voice acoustics …
PROGRAM / TIMETABLE (AS PLANNED)
- 08.00—08.30 Saying hello, registration, and coffee.
- 08.30—08.45 Warming up: a complete acoustic voice assessment with Phonanium plug-ins in the program Praat.
- 08.45—09.00 Clinical voice assessment anno 2018 … and the role of acoustic methods.
- 09.00—10.30 The sound recording chain: criteria for high-quality voice/speech recordings … conditio sine qua non!
- 10.30—11.00 Morning break with coffee + pastry.
- 11.00—11.45 How loud is your voice? Toward a method for calibrating sound level measures in the voice clinic.
- 11.45—12.30 Clinically fascinating facets of the acoustic voice signal.
- 12.30—13.30 Lunch break.
- 13.30—13.45 Software options for acoustic voice analysis: advantages versus disadvantages.
- 13.45—15.00 Hold on a minute … what about reliability and validity related to acoustic voice measures?
- 15.00—15.30 Afternoon break with coffee and snack.
- 15.30—17.00 Speed-dating with the program Praat … exercises with some basic functions of the program Praat.
- 17.00—18.30 Calibration of intensity level measures on the participants’ own sound recording systems.
- 18.30 Closing the day.
Youri Maryn (PhD) works as a clinical speech-language pathologist at the European Institute for ORL-HNS (Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Sint-Augustinus Hospital GZA, Wilrijk, Belgium — www.neus-keel-oor.be). He also teaches on acoustic phonetics at University of Ghent and on voice disorders at Ghent University College. He is post-doctoral researcher at University of Antwerp. He serves as board member of the Flemish Association for Speech-Language Therapists. He publishes on voice disorder management and acoustics, and he speaks at (inter)national voice meetings. His specific topics of interest are clinical voice assessment, voice disorder management, voice/speech acoustics and oral versus nasal speech production. In 2017, he founded Phonanium (www.phonanium.com), a company dedicated to providing all voice and speech pathologists with information on and software tools for clinical acoustic analyses.
Click here for his curriculum vitae.
European Institute for ORL-HNS (Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Sint-Augustinus Hospital GZA, Wilrijk, Belgium) — www.neus-keel-oor.be
Phonanium — www.phonanium.com
- Registration is only possible at this webpage.
- Click for every participant on the ‘Add to cart‘ button above, then click on the ‘Checkout‘ button on the left side of this page, and then follow the checking-out and payment procedure to complete your registration.
- Registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
- Registration deadline: 23 december 2018.
One-day course on 04 February 2019: € 120.
This fee includes:
- registration and course participation (see the program for more information regarding content),
- presentations, slides and background literature,
- food and drinks.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The maximum number of course participants is: 60.
This one-day intensive course on acoustic voice analysis will be held at:
European Institute for ORL-HNS
Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Sint-Augustinus Hospital GZA
Building Oosterveld 4th floor
2610 Wilrijk — Antwerp
The language in which this course will be given, depends on the listenership:
- English in case of international participants, or
- Dutch in case of local (i.e., from Flanders or The Netherlands) participants.
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