Acoustic analysis of infant cry using multidimensional voice program―a preliminary study

Deepa N. Devadiga, T. Remyasree, Aiswarya Liz Varghese, T. Ananthakrishna

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Crying is the only communication means that the baby has in the first month of life. It is expected that some aspects of the infant cry sound can be directly related to neurological deficits or damage, as well as to genetic anomalies and respiratory problems. Assessment of infant cry is a powerful screening tool to evaluate the neurological status of the newborn within its early biosocial context. However, till date it is not clear how acoustic analysis of cry using the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) will serve as a marker in differentiating the normal cry from the abnormal cry especially when birth cry is analysed for the purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-434
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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