Articulatory feature analysis of tongue-thrust swallowing habit

M. Saito, S. Ishimitsu, T. Yamanaka, K. Kasai, K. Ishii, I. Nishio, S. Horihata

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The malocclusion by tongue position causes problems in vocal communication as well as in health. Thus, to cure oral habits that underlie such issues, oral myofunctional therapy plays an important role. Unfortunately, physical examination that use X-rays or devices installed in the patient's mouth involve side effects. Therefore, objective tongue function evaluation methods without burden to the patients have been proposed and studied. Here, we employ an evaluation technique that uses the articulatory feature, the most basic unit of phonological structure, to estimate intraoral information while reducing the burden to patients. We present estimated results of the accurate tongue position of patients who have different oral environments compared with healthy people and confirm the validity of the proposed method as a new diagnostic technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForum Acusticum, FA 2014
EditorsBartlomiej Borkowski
PublisherEuropean Acoustics Association, EAA
ISBN (Electronic)9788361402282
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th Forum Acusticum, FA 2014 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 7 Sept 201412 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of Forum Acusticum
ISSN (Print)2221-3767


Conference7th Forum Acusticum, FA 2014


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