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Effects of transitory lingual nerve impairment on speech: an acoustic study of vowel sounds.

Authors
  • Niemi, Matti
  • Laaksonen, Juha-Pertti
  • Vähätalo, Kimmo
  • Tuomainen, Jyrki
  • Aaltonen, Olli
  • Happonen, Risto-Pekka
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2002
Volume
60
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 12022101
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

According to the results of acoustic analysis, the distortion of lingual nerve function has effects on vowel production. Some of these changes were so extensive that they also could be perceptually detectable. Lingual nerve impairment seems to have potential to change speech production.

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