Accession Number:

AD0657945

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

KENYON COLL GAMBIER OH GAMBIER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

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 speakers 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE