Measuring phonation time
For some voice exercises you may need to measure the duration of a phonation. The Phonation Timer can do this for you so you don't need a separate stopwatch.
Setting up the timer
- To show the phonation timer:
- On iPad, tap the Settings button at the top-left of the screen to bring up the Settings screen.
- On iPhone or iPod touch, tap the settings button in the toolbar on the main screen to bring up the Settings screen.
- Under the Phonation Time heading, set the Show Timer switch to the on position.
- If you are performing sustained phonations, such as saying "Ahhh", choose the Measure Phonations setting. This causes the timer to stop immediately after completing a phonation.
- If you would like to measure talking or singing, choose the Measure Talking setting. This setting allows gaps of up to 2 seconds of silence before the timer is stopped.
- If your voice exercise has a target duration, such as saying "Ahhh" for 10 seconds, enter a Target time in the settings. A green outline will be displayed around the timer when you reach your target.
- Every time Sonneta Voice Monitor detects a phonation, it starts the phonation timer and displays the duration. There is no need for a start or stop button.
- If you would like to automatically pause the live display after each phonation trial, turn on the Pause after Trial switch in the settings.
- To resume the live display after pausing, tap the pause/resume button .