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

Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2009 May;18(2):124-32. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2008/08-0017). Epub 2008 Oct 16.


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.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Auditory Perception
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Humans
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Speech Production Measurement
  • United States
  • Voice Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Voice Quality