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Research Article

Telemonitoring of Three Characteristic Parameters of Acoustics Vocal Signal in Patients with Tumor or Inflammatory Chronic Dysphonia

S Abdelouahed1*, M Benabdellah1 and S Aounallah2

1Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Tlemcen University, Tlemcen, Algeria

2Specialist in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL), Assistant at Tlemcen University, Tlemcen, Algeria

*Corresponding Author:
S Abdelouahed
Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering
and Tlemcen University, Tlemcen, Algeria
Tel: 00 21343 28 5689
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 11, 2013; Accepted date: December 23, 2013; Published date: December 29, 2013

Citation: Abdelouahed S, Benabdellah M, Aounallah S (2013) Telemonitoring of Three Characteristic Parameters of Acoustics vocal signal in patients with Tumor or Inflammatory Chronic Dysphonia. J Health Med Informat 4:142. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000142

Copyright: © 2013 Abdelouahed S,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The evaluation of voice quality and the perception of its degradation through various acoustic clues are major concerns for voice professionals involved in the process of vocal rehabilitation. In this context, it is necessary to pay particular attention to the set of indices capable of delivering relevant information to help diagnose and assess the effects of vocal re-education proposed. Therefore, the contribution of experimental phonetics in clinical practice is a proven fact. If the study we propose is part of the evaluation of voice quality, our problem is to develop a system dedicated to the objective characterization of chronic dysphonia of tumor or inflammatory origin. The aim of the telemedicine device that we develop is threefold: diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. For this we proceed initially to the remote recording and archiving of an acoustic speech signal voiced in this case “a” sustained for three seconds. We then apply at the ENT department of the University Hospital of Tlemcen, different algorithms of objective assessment of three parameters in this case the fundamental frequency, jitter and DFT-RD that allow experts to assess the development of chronic dysphonia of tumor or inflammatory origin (larynx cancer, inflammatory polyp of the vocal cords, chronic laryngitis).

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