Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Voice and Speech Recognition

Hernández García, Estefanía and Moro Velázquez, Laureano and González Herranz, Ramón and Godino Llorente, Juan Ignacio and Plaza Mayor, Guillermo (2020). Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Voice and Speech Recognition. "Journal of Voice", v. 34 (n. 4); pp.. ISSN 0892-1997. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.02.012.

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Title: Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Voice and Speech Recognition
Author/s:
  • Hernández García, Estefanía
  • Moro Velázquez, Laureano
  • González Herranz, Ramón
  • Godino Llorente, Juan Ignacio
  • Plaza Mayor, Guillermo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Voice
Date: July 2020
ISSN: 0892-1997
Volume: 34
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: FESS; Acoustic analysis; Formants; Automatic identification
Faculty: E.T.S.I. y Sistemas de Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Summary: Objective. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is the surgery of choice for nasal polyposis and chronic rhinosinusitis. The aim of our study is to assess the influence of this surgery in the acoustic parameters of voice, and their implications in the systems of identification or verification of the speaker through the speech. Material and methods. A prospective study was performed between January 2017 and June 2017 including two groups of patients: those undergoing FESS, and a control group. Demographic data and GRBAS assessment were statistically analyzed. In addition, a recording of patients? voices was made with a subsequent acoustic analysis and automatic identification of the speaker through machine learning systems, establishing the equal error rate. Samples were taken before surgery, 2 weeks after surgery and 3 months later. Results. After FESS, a significant difference was observed in Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, Strain (GRBAS). Besides, acoustic analysis showed a significance decrease in fundamental frequency (F0), when compared with the control group. For the automatic identification of the speaker through computer systems, we found that the equal error rate is higher in the FESS group. Conclusions. Results suggest that FESS produce a decrease of F0 and changes in the vocal tract that derive in an increase in the error of recognition of the speaker in FESS patients.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainDPI2017-83405-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 64438
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64438/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64438
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.02.012
Official URL: https://www.jvoice.org/article/S0892-1997(18)30514-9/fulltext
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Feb 2021 09:20
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 09:20
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