Phonanium’s Clinical Voice Lab v.01.03
PHONANIUM offers information on, expertise on and multiple tools (i.e., scripts) for the acoustic measurement of voice/speech signals in the program Praat. Phonanium’s Clinical Voice Lab v.01.03 contains a complete set of scripts (together with links to tutorial video’s) to learn about the following items in your clinical voice/speech recordings.
- Vocal fundamental frequency: click here for specific information on this item.
- Vocal intensity level: click here for specific information on this item.
- Vocal range estimation: click here for specific information on this item.
- Spectrographic analyses: click here for specific information on this item.
- Cepstrographic analyses: click here for specific information on this item.
- Speech-to-noise ratio / Voice-to-noise ratio: click here for specific information on this item.
- Acoustic Voice Quality Index: click here for specific information on this item.
- Dysphonia Severity Index: click here for specific information on this item.
Furthermore, Phonanium’s Clinical Voice Lab v.01.03 also contains tools to deal with relevant demographic information of patients/subjects, and to manage the calibration of your vocal intensity level measurements.
- New file – Personal information: click here for specific information on this item.
- Intensity level calibration report: click here for specific information on this item.
This complete set plug-in necessitates only a single download. This makes it much more easy to install on your computer (instead of having to download all distinct scripts) and to use all these functionalities/tools for the clinical/scientific assessment of vocally normal and/or voice-disordered patients, subjects and students.
Included in this download
- Access to all tutorial video’s with concise theory and illustration(s) on all above-mentioned items
- Plug-ins from all above-mentioned items
Name of plug-in
Content of plug-in
Scripts for measurements on clinical voice recordings
- Vocal fundamental frequency v.02.04.praat
- Vocal intensity level v.02.04.praat
- Vocal range estimation VRE v.02.06.praat
- Spectrography and acoustic measures v.02.03.praat
- Powercepstrogram and powercepstrum v.01.02.praat
- Speech-to-noise ratio or Voice-to-noise ratio v.01.02.praat
- Acoustic Voice Quality Index v.02.06.praat
- Dysphonia Severity Index v.02.03.praat
Script for dealing with personal/demographic information
- Personal information v.01.02.praat
Script and additional folder/tables to manage the calibration of intensity level
- Calibration v.01.01.praat
- Folder ‘calibrations’ with calibrationInformation.Table and portable network graphics (PNG) files from the script’s output
Script to couple all these scripts script to a buttons in the dynamic menu or under the ‘New’ option of the fixed menu of the program Praat
How to install this plug-in?
First, make sure to have downloaded and installed the program Praat (free available at www.praat.org) on your computer. Than download this plug-in.
Once downloaded, unzip the folder entitled plugin_PHONANIUM_0_ClinicalVoiceLab_v.01.03 and place it in the following directory (i.e., the preferences directory of the program Praat), depending on your computer operating system and the name of the user (for example ‘Emiel’):
- Windows (Vista or later): C:\Users\Emiel\Praat.
- Mac OSX: /Users/Emiel/Library/Preferences/Praat Prefs/. (However, sometimes the Library folder is hidden on a Mac OSX. If this is the case, you first open Finder, select the Go menu, and then press the alt key ⌥. While pressing the alt key ⌥, the Library becomes available as an option in the Go menu and can then be clicked/opened.)
- Linux: /UserName/.praat-dir/.
How to use Phonanium’s Clinical Voice Lab?
Once this plug-in is installed, all above-mentioned scripts will be coupled to their respective buttons in the fixed/dynamic menu of the program Praat. From then on it is possible to enter personal/demographic information, to calibrate sound intensity level and to determine many relevant acoustic voice markers. This way, it is very feasible to learn about someone’s voice. Look to the tutorial video’s on these tools to learn how to use/implement them in a comprehensive voice assessment protocol and how to interpret the output of the scripts.
Click here to visit the website where the program Praat (Paul Boersma & David Weenink, Institute for Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) can be downloaded. This software runs under the GNU General Public License. Click here to download this license.
Phonanium’s Clinical Voice Lab v.01.03, 27/01/2019
- Addition of a free field for the gender entry under ‘personal information’, to account for issues related to gender diversity.