Consensus auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice: Development of a standardized clinical protocol

Gail B. Kempster, Bruce R. Gerratt, Katherine Verdolini Abbott, Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, Robert E. Hillman

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Purpose: This article presents the development of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V) following a consensus conference on perceptual voice quality measurement sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Special Interest Division 3, Voice and Voice Disorders. The CAPE-V protocol and recording form were designed to promote a standardized approach to evaluating and documenting auditory-perceptual judgments of vocal quality. Method: A summary of the consensus conference proceedings and the factors considered by the authors in developing this instrument are included. Conclusion: The CAPE-V form and instructions, included as appendices to this article, enable clinicians to document perceived voice quality deviations following a standard (i.e., consistent and specified) protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Consensus auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice
  • Voice
  • Voice assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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