Archives of Acoustics, 45, 1, pp. 141–151, 2020

A Classification Method Related to Respiratory Disorder Events Based on Acoustical Analysis of Snoring

South China University of Technology

Jianxin PENG
South China University of Technology

Xiaowen ZHANG
Guangzhou Medical University

Acoustical analysis of snoring provides a new approach for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). A classification method is presented based on respiratory disorder events to predict the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of OSAHS patients. The acoustical features of snoring were extracted from a full night’s recording of 6 OSAHS patients, and regular snoring sounds and snoring sounds related to respiratory disorder events were classified using a support vector machine (SVM)
method. The mean recognition rate for simple snoring sounds and snoring sounds related to respiratory disorder events is more than 91.14% by using the grid search, a genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization methods. The predicted AHI from the present study has a high correlation with the AHI from polysomnography and the correlation coefficient is 0.976. These results demonstrate that the proposed method can classify the snoring sounds of OSAHS patients and can be used to provide guidance for diagnosis of OSAHS.
Keywords: acoustical analysis; feature extraction; support vector machine; snoring sound
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