OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS VOICE ANALYSIS

  • A. T. CERNOMAZ Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • Daniela BOISTEANU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • Raluca VASILUTA Spitalul Clinic de Pneumoftiziologie Iași
  • E. C. BEDA Spitalul Clinic de Pneumoftiziologie Iași
  • Tr. MIHAESCU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
Keywords: OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA, VOICE, FOURIER ANALYSIS

Abstract

It is generally
considered that obstructive sleep apnea may associate larynx abnormalities either anatomic or
functional in nature; considering the vocal tract as a series of uniform loss cylindrical pipes the
idea of non-invasively exploring this by means of spectral analysis emerged. The aim of our
study is to evaluate potential changes in acoustic features of voice in sleep apnea patients as
compared to matched controls in order to develop a potential screening test. Material and
method: Sleep apnea subjects and controls were asked to produce sustained vowels such as
"a" and "i" which were recorded and analyzed. Some parameters were estimated - average of
fundamental frequency, peak amplitude variation and compared and others are still to be
developed.

Author Biographies

A. T. CERNOMAZ, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Pneumologie

Daniela BOISTEANU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Pneumologie

Tr. MIHAESCU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Pneumologie

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Published
2019-05-06
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS