Speech Exemplar & Evaluation Database (SEED)

One challenge faced by teachers of phonetics, speech science, and clinical speech disorders courses is providing meaningful instruction that closes the theory-to-practice gap. One barrier to providing this type of deep learning experience is the lack of publicly available examples of speech recordings that illustrate comparisons between typical and disordered speech production across a broad range of disorder populations. The SEED was designed to provide an accessible collection of recordings, collected under controlled conditions using high-quality equipment, that represent differences in speech production.