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Značajke glasnika /i/ i /e/ u osoba s oštećenim sluhom
Sound characteristics of persons with impaired hearing

Author(s): Marina Božić Bakušić
Subject(s): Phonetics / Phonology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet
Keywords: impaired hearing; sound; and vocalization;

Summary/Abstract: The research is directed toward examination of the characteristics of sounds lil and lei at children with impaired hearing. The children to be studied in the research were 12 children of both sexes from ages 6 to 11 with average or above average intelligence, with a hearing loss!damage level of 40 to 90dB and without damage to the vocal tiact. The contiol gioup consisted of 11 children of similar ages and sex distribution with normal hearing abilities and average or above average intelligence and with no damage to the vocal tract. The research showed that there are differences in the basic characteristics of the sound lil and lei between children with impaired hearing and children with normal hearing. Further, the study showed there are differences between the two groups within the entire spectrum of applicable variables for the sounds lil and lei. The major problem for children with impaired hearing is in control of auditory, respiratory and laryngeal levels during vocalization. The basic characteristic disturbances among children with impaired hearing noted in this research are: excessive inhalation, the lack of variations in and high oscillation infrequencies.

  • Issue Year: 40/2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 19-36
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Croatian