Emerging Scientist: Challenges to CAPE-V as a Standard The Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2002) outlines a protocol for obtaining voice samples and rating their voice quality. It was developed as a standard voice protocol based on expert consensus and psychophysically appropriate measurement of auditory perceptual qualities of voice. The CAPE-V has since obtained ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2016
Emerging Scientist: Challenges to CAPE-V as a Standard
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathleen F. Nagle
    Center for Laryngeal Surgery & Voice Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
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  • Kathleen F. Nagle is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University
    Kathleen F. Nagle is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University×
  • Nonfinancial: Kathleen F. Nagle has previously published in this topic area.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   July 01, 2016
Emerging Scientist: Challenges to CAPE-V as a Standard
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2016, Vol. 1, 47-53. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG3.47
History: Received December 1, 2015 , Revised January 29, 2016 , Accepted February 24, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2016, Vol. 1, 47-53. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG3.47
History: Received December 1, 2015; Revised January 29, 2016; Accepted February 24, 2016

The Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2002) outlines a protocol for obtaining voice samples and rating their voice quality. It was developed as a standard voice protocol based on expert consensus and psychophysically appropriate measurement of auditory perceptual qualities of voice. The CAPE-V has since obtained widespread research and clinical use, but research suggests considerable variability in how both expert and new clinicians use its rating scales. In this paper, I review remaining challenges to standardizing voice quality evaluation and describe ongoing research addressing these challenges.

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