Accession Number : AD0657945

Title :   SOME EFFECTS OF THE COMMON COLD UPON SPEECH: PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF TRAINING TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : KENYON COLL GAMBIER OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Lightfoot,Charles

Report Date : 12 AUG 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : An attempt was made to obtain information about the influence a cold might have upon speaking. Specific questions posed for investigation were the following: (1) To what extent does having a cold affect a speaker's intelligibility or vocal quality. (2) If a cold modifies speech, does the effect vary with different acoustical conditions under which the listeners respond. (3) Does nasal spraying with a vasoconstricting agent influence the relationships implied by the preceding questions. (4) Are such relationships associated with medical symptoms which characterize a cold or with phonemes which require nasal emission of sounds.

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH, INTELLIGIBILITY), ADENOVIRUSES, DISEASES, RESPIRATORY DISEASES, SPEECH TRANSMISSION, SPEECH RECOGNITION, PHONETICS, SPRAYS, NOSE(ANATOMY), PSYCHOACOUSTICS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE