ERIC Number: ED044000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Concept and Control of Fundamental Voice Frequency in the Deaf - An Experiment Using a Visible Pitch Display.
Sixty severely and profoundly deaf children were involved in a study to measure their voluntary pitch control and to investigate the relationship between this skill and the variables of age, sex, hearing loss, habitual pitch, and overall speech intelligibility. Subjects were asked to match three pitch levels and hold them for 10 seconds. Results showed that overall performance was very poor. The older students demonstrated better pitch control than the younger ones, but no evidence was found that any of the other variables affected performance. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton, MA.
Note: Prepared for the International Congress of Education of the Deaf (Stockholm, Sweden, August, 1970)