voice disorders

Summary

Summary: Disorders of voice pitch, loudness, or quality. Dysphonia refers to impaired utterance of sounds by the vocal folds.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A basic protocol for functional assessment of voice pathology, especially for investigating the efficacy of (phonosurgical) treatments and evaluating new assessment techniques. Guideline elaborated by the Committee on Phoniatrics of the European Laryngolo
    P H Dejonckere
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre Utrecht, AZU F 02 504, P O Box 85500, NL 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 258:77-82. 2001
  2. ncbi Objective voice analysis for dysphonic patients: a multiparametric protocol including acoustic and aerodynamic measurements
    P Yu
    Laboratoire d'Audio-Phonologie Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Timone, Marseille, France
    J Voice 15:529-42. 2001
  3. ncbi Estimation of vocal dysperiodicities in disordered connected speech by means of distant-sample bidirectional linear predictive analysis
    Frédéric Bettens
    Department Signals and Waves, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:328-37. 2005
  4. ncbi Automatic detection of voice impairments by means of short-term cepstral parameters and neural network based detectors
    J I Godino-Llorente
    Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación, Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Ctra Valencia km 7, 28031, Madrid
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:380-4. 2004
  5. ncbi Acoustic analysis of voice in Huntington's disease patients
    María Jesús Velasco García
    Service of Otolaryngology ENT, N a S a de Sonsoles Hospital, Avila, Spain
    J Voice 25:208-17. 2011
  6. ncbi Voice disorders and posturography: variables to define the success of rehabilitative treatment
    Ernesto Bruno
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
    J Voice 23:71-5. 2009
  7. ncbi The INFVo perceptual rating scale for substitution voicing: development and reliability
    Mieke Moerman
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:435-9. 2006
  8. ncbi "Silent event-related" fMRI reveals reduced sensorimotor activation in laryngeal dystonia
    B Haslinger
    Neurologische Klinik, TU Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Neurology 65:1562-9. 2005
  9. ncbi The voice handicap index as a tool for assessment of the biopsychosocial impact of voice problems
    K Maertens
    Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, UZ St Rafael, Leuven, Belgium
    B-ENT 3:61-6. 2007
  10. ncbi An integrated tool for the diagnosis of voice disorders
    Juan I Godino-Llorente
    Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Ctra Valencia, Km 7, 28031 Madrid, Spain
    Med Eng Phys 28:276-89. 2006

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  1. ncbi A basic protocol for functional assessment of voice pathology, especially for investigating the efficacy of (phonosurgical) treatments and evaluating new assessment techniques. Guideline elaborated by the Committee on Phoniatrics of the European Laryngolo
    P H Dejonckere
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre Utrecht, AZU F 02 504, P O Box 85500, NL 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 258:77-82. 2001
    ..Instrumentation is kept to a minimum, but it is considered essential for professionals performing phonosurgery...
  2. ncbi Objective voice analysis for dysphonic patients: a multiparametric protocol including acoustic and aerodynamic measurements
    P Yu
    Laboratoire d'Audio-Phonologie Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Timone, Marseille, France
    J Voice 15:529-42. 2001
    ..Special emphasis is placed on two measurements rarely made in routine clinical workup, i.e., estimated subglottic pressure and Lyapunov coefficient...
  3. ncbi Estimation of vocal dysperiodicities in disordered connected speech by means of distant-sample bidirectional linear predictive analysis
    Frédéric Bettens
    Department Signals and Waves, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:328-37. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi Automatic detection of voice impairments by means of short-term cepstral parameters and neural network based detectors
    J I Godino-Llorente
    Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación, Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Ctra Valencia km 7, 28031, Madrid
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:380-4. 2004
    ..the present paper two neural-network based classification approaches applied to the automatic detection of voice disorders will be studied...
  5. ncbi Acoustic analysis of voice in Huntington's disease patients
    María Jesús Velasco García
    Service of Otolaryngology ENT, N a S a de Sonsoles Hospital, Avila, Spain
    J Voice 25:208-17. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the degree of voice and speech abnormalities in a group of patients with HD and to analyze possible correlations with degree of disease severity...
  6. ncbi Voice disorders and posturography: variables to define the success of rehabilitative treatment
    Ernesto Bruno
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
    J Voice 23:71-5. 2009
    ..to study the postural pattern during voice production in healthy subjects compared with patients affected by voice disorders and in the same patients before and after vocal treatment by means of static posturography...
  7. ncbi The INFVo perceptual rating scale for substitution voicing: development and reliability
    Mieke Moerman
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:435-9. 2006
    ..Our experiments demonstrate that the INFVo rating scale has good potential to become a routine perceptual evaluation method in a multidimensional assessment protocol for substitution voicing...
  8. ncbi "Silent event-related" fMRI reveals reduced sensorimotor activation in laryngeal dystonia
    B Haslinger
    Neurologische Klinik, TU Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Neurology 65:1562-9. 2005
    ..To study with fMRI the pattern of sensorimotor activation in patients with spasmodic dysphonia (laryngeal dystonia) compared to healthy controls...
  9. ncbi The voice handicap index as a tool for assessment of the biopsychosocial impact of voice problems
    K Maertens
    Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, UZ St Rafael, Leuven, Belgium
    B-ENT 3:61-6. 2007
    ..Objective measurements do not evaluate the biopsychosocial impact of a voice disorder. The Voice Handicap Index (VHI) measures the influence of voice problems on a patient's quality of life...
  10. ncbi An integrated tool for the diagnosis of voice disorders
    Juan I Godino-Llorente
    Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Ctra Valencia, Km 7, 28031 Madrid, Spain
    Med Eng Phys 28:276-89. 2006
    ..Within this framework, the system uses a standard protocol to evaluate and build complete databases of voice disorders. The target users of this system are speech and language therapists and ear nose and throat (ENT) clinicians...
  11. ncbi Severity of voice disorders in children: correlations between perceptual and acoustic data
    Leonardo Wanderley Lopes
    Department of Speech and Language Pathology, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    J Voice 26:819.e7-12. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to verify whether there is correlation between perceptual and acoustic data and to verify which measures are useful to identify the severity of voice deviation in children...
  12. pmc Arytenoid adduction asymmetries in persons with and without voice disorders
    Heather Shaw Bonilha
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 34:128-34. 2009
    ..sought to determine if there were differences in arytenoid adduction asymmetry in persons with and without voice disorders. Three aspects of arytenoid adduction asymmetry were judged from still frames of the arytenoids in the ..
  13. ncbi Musculoskeletal patterns in patients with voice disorders
    John S Rubin
    Voice Disorders Unit, Royal National Throat, Nose, and Ear Hospital Division, Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, London, U K
    J Voice 21:477-84. 2007
    ..In summary, physiotherapy input proved helpful in the evaluation and management of this group of patients presenting with voice problems...
  14. ncbi Reliability of clinician-based (GRBAS and CAPE-V) and patient-based (V-RQOL and IPVI) documentation of voice disorders
    Michael P Karnell
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1078, USA
    J Voice 21:576-90. 2007
    ..males and 61 females performed by a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in the assessment of voice disorders. In addition, two patient-based scales (Voice Related Quality of Life, or V-RQOL, and Iowa Patient's Voice ..
  15. ncbi Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with laryngeal and voice disorders
    Naeem Makhadoom
    Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 28:1068-71. 2007
    To determine the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for the management of patients with laryngeal and voice disorders.
  16. ncbi Voice disorders in the general population: prevalence, risk factors, and occupational impact
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 0252, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:1988-95. 2005
    Epidemiologic studies of the prevalence and risk factors of voice disorders in the general adult population are rare...
  17. ncbi Perceptual analyses of spasmodic dysphonia before and after treatment
    Michael P Cannito
    School of Audiology and Speech Pathology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:1393-9. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi Epidemiology of voice disorders in teachers and nonteachers in Brazil: prevalence and adverse effects
    Mara Behlau
    Centro de Estudos da Voz CEV Center for Voice Studies, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Voice 26:665.e9-18. 2012
    This epidemiological study compared the frequency and adverse effects of voice disorders in Brazilian teachers and nonteachers.
  19. ncbi Quantitative acoustic measurements for characterization of speech and voice disorders in early untreated Parkinson's disease
    J Rusz
    Department of Circuit Theory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 2, 116 27, Prague 6, Czech Republic
    J Acoust Soc Am 129:350-67. 2011
    ..The speech defects thus uncovered differ individually in various characteristics including phonation, articulation, and prosody...
  20. ncbi A retrospective study concerning the psychosocial impact of voice disorders: Voice Handicap Index change in patients with benign voice disorders after treatment (measured with the Dutch version of the VHI)
    Frans Bouwers
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Voice 23:218-24. 2009
    ..001). There was no significant difference between the VHI scores of men and women. As could be expected, voice disorders of different etiology showed different VHI scores...
  21. ncbi Actions in vocal health: a proposal for improving the vocal profile of teachers
    Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
    Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Universidade de Campinas, Brasil
    Pro Fono 20:177-82. 2008
    ..several authors have pointed to the urgent need of researches and actions involving teachers, in the school environment, that have a preventive and vocal health promotion character with the purpose of improving work conditions...
  22. ncbi The larynx for neurologists
    Tanya K Meyer
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Neurologist 15:313-8. 2009
    ..The larynx is an amazingly versatile musculocartilaginous organ with complex sensory and motor responsibilities which allow functional coordination of the upper aerodigestive tract...
  23. ncbi The perceptual evaluation of voice disorders
    M S De Bodt
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, UIA, Antwerp, Belgium
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 50:283-91. 1996
    The consent about the necessity of perceptual evaluation in the assessment of patients with voice disorders is almost unanimous. This is not the case with regard to the method or scale...
  24. ncbi A prospective, randomized trial of nerve monitoring of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy under local/regional anesthesia and IV sedation
    Jean Christophe Lifante
    Department of Surgery, Division of Endocrine and GI Surgery, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Surgery 146:1167-73. 2009
    ....
  25. ncbi Computerized acoustic voice analysis and subjective scaled evaluation of the voice can avoid the need for laryngoscopy after thyroid surgery
    Joaquin Ortega
    Hospital Clinico Universitario, Department of Surgery, Unit of Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Surgery 145:265-71. 2009
    ..The aim of this work was to determine whether more comfortable and easier subjective or objective postoperative voice assessments could complement or replace laryngoscopy...
  26. ncbi Influence of abusive vocal habits, hydration, mastication, and sleep in the occurrence of vocal symptoms in teachers
    Leslie Piccolotto Ferreira
    Department of Foundations to Speech and Hearing Therapy, PUC SP Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, School of Speech and Hearing Therapy and Post Graduation Program in Speech and Hearing Therapy, Sao Paulo, Brazil 05048 080
    J Voice 24:86-92. 2010
    ..However, the findings in the present study show the need to further focus on lifestyle habits related to sleep and eating habits...
  27. ncbi Validity of jitter measures in non-quasi-periodic voices. Part II: the effect of noise
    Claudia Manfredi
    Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Via S Marta 3, Firenze 50139, Italy it
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 36:78-89. 2011
    ..Hence, the use of a robust tool for voice analysis can give valid support to clinicians in term of reliability, reproducibility of results, and time-saving...
  28. ncbi Quality of life and voice: study of a Brazilian population using the voice-related quality of life measure
    Mara Behlau
    Centro de Estudos da Voz CEV, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 59:286-96. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to characterize a large population of Brazilian individuals using the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure...
  29. pmc Voice disorders in children with classic galactosemia
    Nancy L Potter
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Washington State University Spokane, Spokane, WA 99210 1495, USA
    J Inherit Metab Dis 34:377-85. 2011
    ..b>Voice disorders due to laryngeal insufficiency were common in children with dysarthria and co-occurred with CAS...
  30. ncbi The voice handicap of student-teachers and risk factors perceived to have a negative influence on the voice
    George Thomas
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Voice 21:325-36. 2007
    ..Attention to all risk factors, which the subjects perceive to be a risk, would aid in effective management of their voice handicap...
  31. ncbi The efficacy of a voice training program: a case-control study in China
    Jingming Duan
    Department of Otolaryngology, Third Hospital, Peking University, No 49, Hua Yuan Bei Lu, Haidian District, 100191 Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:101-5. 2010
    ..So we conclude that the voice training program is suitable to treat voice diseases, particularly for middle school teachers. This result provided reliable evidence for carrying out further voice training in China...
  32. ncbi Psychometric evaluation of disease specific quality of life instruments in voice disorders
    Duska M Franic
    Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, RC Wilson Building Room 254, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 2354, USA
    J Voice 19:300-15. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, the present results do support the use of VHI total scores for clinical use with individual patients, and the use of V-RQOL total scores or individual dimension scores for use with groups of patients...
  33. ncbi Effects of a vocally fatiguing task and systemic hydration on men's voices
    Nancy Pearl Solomon
    Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    J Voice 17:31-46. 2003
    b>Voice disorders, specifically vocal fatigue, are more commonly reported by women than by men. Previously, 4 women with normal untrained voices read loudly for 2 hours in an attempt to fatigue the voice...
  34. ncbi Outcome of resonant voice therapy for female teachers with voice disorders: perceptual, physiological, acoustic, aerodynamic, and functional measurements
    Sheng Hwa Chen
    Department of Speech and Hearing Disorders and Sciences, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Voice 21:415-25. 2007
    ..from perceptual, physiological, acoustic, aerodynamic, and functional aspects for female teachers with voice disorders. A prospective study was designed for this research. The research subjects were 24 female teachers in Taipei...
  35. ncbi The relative effectiveness of vocal hygiene training and vocal function exercises in preventing voice disorders in primary school teachers
    Gulsen Pasa
    School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 32:128-40. 2007
    b>Voice disorders in teachers have a significant impact on their occupational functioning and well being...
  36. ncbi Quality of life: validation of the Brazilian version of the voice-related quality of life (V-RQOL) measure
    Gisele Gasparini
    Human Communication Disorders Department, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Voice 23:76-81. 2009
    ..026; Social-Emotional 0.006; and Total 0.008). The study concluded that the Brazilian version of the V-RQOL is valid, reliable, and responsive to change and it can play an important role in the dysphonic patient's voice evaluation...
  37. ncbi Quality-of-life impact of non-neoplastic voice disorders: a meta-analysis
    Seth M Cohen
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 115:128-34. 2006
    We undertook to explore the relationship between non-neoplastic voice disorders and patients' quality of life.
  38. ncbi Effects of voice training and voice hygiene education on acoustic and perceptual speech parameters and self-reported vocal well-being in female teachers
    Irma Ilomaki
    Department of Speech Communication and Voice Research, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 33:83-92. 2008
    ..Both groups equally self-reported increase of voice care knowledge. Results seem to indicate improved vocal well-being after training...
  39. ncbi Correlation between voice and life quality and occupation
    Ana Lucia Spina
    Vocal Rehabilitation Program, ENT department HC UNICAMP
    Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 75:275-9. 2009
    ..It is common knowledge amongst professionals involved with the treatment of voice disorders the need for objective protocols to evaluate voice quality and measure its impact on the individual's quality ..
  40. ncbi Occupational voice disorders due to workplace exposure to irritants--a review of the literature
    N R Williams
    Health and Safety Executive, Birmingham B4 7NP, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:99-101. 2002
    The medical literature contains relatively few examples of reports of voice disorders that could be attributed to chemical exposure at work...
  41. ncbi Extrinsic laryngeal muscular tension in patients with voice disorders
    Thana Angsuwarangsee
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Voice 16:333-43. 2002
    ..muscles can yield important information about internal laryngeal postures and diagnosis of muscle misuse voice disorders, particularly MMD type 3 (anteroposterior supraglottic compression)...
  42. ncbi Videokymography in voice disorders: what to look for?
    Jan G Svec
    Groningen Voice Research Laboratory, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, NL 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 116:172-80. 2007
    ..Here we have aimed at specification of these features to enable systematic visual characterization and categorization of vocal fold vibratory patterns in voice disorders.
  43. ncbi An update in thinking about nonorganic voice disorders
    Eberhard Seifert
    Division of Phoniatrics, Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1128-32. 2006
    To describe and evaluate psychosocial factors in nonorganic voice disorders (NVDs)...
  44. ncbi Parkinson's disease: speech and voice disorders and their treatment with the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
    Lorraine Olson Ramig
    Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Semin Speech Lang 25:169-80. 2004
    Speech and voice disorders are very common among individuals suffering from idiopathic Parkinson's disease. In this article we review evidence for laryngeal, respiratory, articulatory, and velopharyngeal disorders in this population...
  45. ncbi Psychosocial impact of the teacher's voice throughout the career
    Piet G C Kooijman
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Voice 21:316-24. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi [Vocal perception and life quality]
    Silvia Tieko Kasama
    Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Prteo, Universidade de Sao Paulo
    Pro Fono 19:19-28. 2007
    ..the perception of dysphonia and the impact of vocal alteration on life quality...
  47. ncbi Quality of life and voice following endoscopic resection or radiotherapy for early glottic cancer
    S Loughran
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
    Clin Otolaryngol 30:42-7. 2005
    ....
  48. ncbi Review: occupational risks for voice problems
    K Verdolini
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MGH Institute of Health Professions, USA
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 26:37-46. 2001
    ..This paper discusses frequency data, quality of life data, and treatment considerations for these voice-related occupational issues...
  49. ncbi Functional voice outcomes after thyroidectomy: an assessment of the Dsyphonia Severity Index (DSI) after thyroidectomy
    Leonard R Henry
    Department of Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Surgery 147:861-70. 2010
    ..The Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) is an objective multiparametric acoustic calculation of vocal function; however, its changes after thyroidectomy have not yet been described...
  50. ncbi Objective evaluation of the quality of substitution voices
    Mieke Moerman
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:541-7. 2004
    ..Correlations between the objective parameters and the perceptual parameters are moderate...
  51. ncbi Perceptual, auditory and acoustic vocal analysis of speech and singing in choir conductors
    Maria Inês Beltrati Cornacchioni Rehder
    Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Pro Fono 20:195-200. 2008
    ..the voice of choir conductors...
  52. ncbi Vocal evaluation in teachers with or without symptoms
    Elaine L M Tavares
    Department of Otolaryngology, Sao Paulo State University UNESP, Botucatu City, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Voice 21:407-14. 2007
    ....
  53. ncbi Voice and swallowing changes after thyroidectomy in patients without inferior laryngeal nerve injuries
    Celestino Pio Lombardi
    Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Surgery 140:1026-32; discussion 1032-4. 2006
    ..We performed a prospective analysis on voice and swallowing alterations following total thyroidectomy (TT), in the absence of recurrent nerve injury...
  54. ncbi Application of the Voice Handicap Index in 45 patients with substitution voicing after total laryngectomy
    Mieke Moerman
    Institute of Phoniatrics, University Medical Centre of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:423-8. 2004
    ..It seems that the E domain is overstated due to the number of problematic items in the P and F domains...
  55. ncbi Epidemiological study of voice disorders among teaching professionals of La Rioja, Spain
    Julián Preciado-López
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital San Millan, San Pedro y de La Rioja, Logrono, Spain
    J Voice 22:489-508. 2008
    The purpose of the present study was to calculate the prevalence and incidence of voice disorders among teaching staff and find out the associated occupational risk factors...
  56. ncbi Voice-related quality of life in T1 glottic cancer: irradiation versus endoscopic excision
    Seth M Cohen
    Vanderbilt Voice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 115:581-6. 2006
    ..To further clarify the voice-related quality of life (QOL) of T1 glottic cancer patients treated by external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) compared to endoscopic carbon dioxide laser excision (CLE), we performed a meta-analysis...
  57. ncbi The vocal health of auctioneers
    Monica A McHenry
    Department of Communication Disorders, 100 Clinical Research Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 6018, USA
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 29:41-7. 2004
    ..In addition, the duration of auctioning without a break significantly contributed to vocal fatigue. Vocal hygiene recommendations are provided based on these findings...
  58. ncbi Epidemiology of voice problems in Dutch teachers
    F I C R S de Jong
    Department of ORL, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 58:186-98. 2006
    ..Furthermore, this study indicates the importance of voice care not only during training for the profession but also during the career...
  59. ncbi Voice quality assessment after laryngeal cancer radiotherapeutic treatment at initial stages
    M Jesús Caminero Cueva
    Servicio de Oncologia Radioterapica, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
    Clin Transl Oncol 8:284-9. 2006
    ..In this study the results of an objective assessment in relation to the vocal function and the patients' voice self-evaluation are presented...
  60. ncbi Neuromuscular junction changes in aged rat thyroarytenoid muscle
    Nadine P Connor
    Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792 7375, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 111:579-86. 2002
    ..The results of this study increase our understanding of the age-related morphological changes in the larynx, and may serve as a baseline to test the effectiveness of future interventions...
  61. ncbi Acoustical aspects of vocal function following radiotherapy for early T1a laryngeal cancer
    H A Leeper
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Voice 16:289-302. 2002
    ..Future research evaluating vowel type and acoustic perturbation measures with a larger sample of subjects over a longer time period seems warranted...
  62. ncbi Occupational safety and health aspects of voice and speech professions
    Erkki Vilkman
    Phoniatric Department, University of Oulu, Oulu, and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 56:220-53. 2004
    ..In professions with heavy vocal loading (e.g. school and kindergarten teachers), occupational voice disorders threatening working ability are common...
  63. ncbi Voice handicap of laryngectomees with tracheoesophageal speech
    Maria Schuster
    Department of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 56:62-7. 2004
    ..Their VHI was 45.5 +/- 24.1, which was significantly higher than the score of patients with functional voice disorders, but differed only slightly from patients with organic laryngeal dysphonia...
  64. ncbi Botulinum toxin A and B: a comparative dosing study for spasmodic dysphonia
    Andrew Blitzer
    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:836-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to find the conversion factor, safety, and efficacy of type A to type B toxin for laryngeal muscles...
  65. ncbi The prevalence and risk factors for occupational voice disorders in teachers
    M Sliwinska-Kowalska
    Centre of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 58:85-101. 2006
    Occupational voice disorders in Poland account for over 25% of all occupational diseases...
  66. ncbi Voice disorders in teachers and the general population: effects on work performance, attendance, and future career choices
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112 0252, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:542-51. 2004
    To examine the frequency and adverse effects of voice disorders on job performance and attendance in teachers and the general population, 2,401 participants from Iowa and Utah (n1 = 1,243 teachers and n2 = 1,279 nonteachers) were ..
  67. pmc Effects of chemoradiotherapy on voice and swallowing
    Cathy L Lazarus
    NYU Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center, 550 First Avenue NBV5E5, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 17:172-8. 2009
    ..This review will highlight voice and swallowing impairment seen after chemoradiotherapy, as well as treatment for voice and swallowing disorders in this population. Results of newer radiotherapy regimens will also be highlighted...
  68. ncbi Systematic review of the treatment of functional dysphonia and prevention of voice disorders
    Jani Ruotsalainen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Cochrane Occupational Health Field, Kuopio, Finland
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138:557-65. 2008
    To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for treating functional dysphonia or preventing voice disorders in adults.
  69. ncbi VoiSS: a patient-derived Voice Symptom Scale
    Ian J Deary
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    J Psychosom Res 54:483-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this series of studies was to devise and validate a patient-derived inventory of voice symptoms for use as a sensitive assessment tool of (i) baseline pathology and (ii) response to change in adult dysphonia clinics...
  70. ncbi Biological mechanisms underlying voice changes due to dehydration
    Katherine Verdolini
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 45:268-81. 2002
    ..In contrast, no evidence was seen that DH accomplished either secretory dehydration or PTP shifts. The results indicate that systemic dehydration can mediate PTP increases. The influence of secretory dehydration on PTP is unclear...
  71. ncbi Voice, speech, and swallowing outcomes in laser-treated laryngeal cancer
    Matthew C Jepsen
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84108, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:923-8. 2003
    ..To describe preliminary voice, speech, and swallowing outcomes in patients treated by endoscopic laser excision of laryngeal cancer with or without adjuvant radiation therapy...
  72. ncbi Voice quality after laser surgery or radiotherapy for T1a glottic carcinoma
    Etsuyo Tamura
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan
    Laryngoscope 113:910-4. 2003
    ..To compare the effect on phonation of radiotherapy and endoscopic laser surgery for stage T1a glottic squamous cell carcinoma...
  73. ncbi Health status and voice outcome after treatment for T1a glottic carcinoma
    A Jeanne G E Peeters
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Vrije University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 261:534-40. 2004
    ..Patients selected for endoscopic laser surgery on average report fewer voice-related problems than those who underwent radiotherapy...
  74. ncbi The influence of early speech rehabilitation with voice prostheses on the psychological state of laryngectomized patients
    Harry De Maddalena
    Universitaets HNO Klinik, Abteilung Phoniatrie und Paedaudiologie, Tubingen, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 259:48-52. 2002
    ..Moreover, patients who habitually tend towards resignation, or need lots of social support should receive psychological support during the early phase of speech rehabilitation training...
  75. ncbi Postlaryngectomy voice rehabilitation: state of the art at the millennium
    Dale H Brown
    Wharton Head and Neck Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Suite 3 950, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    World J Surg 27:824-31. 2003
    ....
  76. ncbi Prevalence of voice disorders among future teachers
    S Simberg
    Turunmaa Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Voice 14:231-5. 2000
    An epidemiological study was conducted in order to find out the prevalence of voice disorders among students studying to be teachers. Vocal symptoms were inquired of 226 students...
  77. ncbi Epidemiology of voice disorders in the elderly: preliminary findings
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Laryngoscope 117:628-33. 2007
    Epidemiologic studies of the prevalence and risk factors of voice disorders in the elderly, nontreatment seeking population are nonexistent...
  78. ncbi Effects of head and neck radiation therapy on vocal function
    K Fung
    Department of Otolaryngology, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario
    J Otolaryngol 30:133-9. 2001
    ..Young patients may have the worst impact, and vocal dysfunction may increase with time. A prospective study of this patient population should include a baseline voice quality assessment...
  79. ncbi Botox treatment in adductor spasmodic dysphonia: a meta-analysis
    Frank Boutsen
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 45:469-81. 2002
    ..This result, together with methodological limitations and lack of standardization in BT efficacy research, justifies caution when making inferences regarding BT treatment benefit in adductor spasmodic dysphonia...
  80. ncbi Dependence of phonatory effort on hydration level
    K Verdolini
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City
    J Speech Hear Res 37:1001-7. 1994
    ..Theoretical discussion focuses on the possible role of vocal fold tissue viscosity for hydration and dehydration effects, although direct measures of tissue viscosity are lacking...
  81. ncbi Voice handicap index results for older patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia
    Judith M Wingate
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    J Voice 19:124-31. 2005
    ..Results indicated no significant correlation between VHI scores and voice severity or SRRS ratings. The current study suggests further study of voice outcomes with older adults with ADSD is needed...
  82. ncbi Botulinum toxin injection and airflow stability in spasmodic dysphonia
    Giovanna Cantarella
    Department of Otolaryngology, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, IRCCS, Pad Alfieri, Via Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134:419-23. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of botulinum toxin (BT) injection on airflow stability, by measuring mean phonatory oral airflow and its coefficient of variation (CV), in subjects with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (SD)...
  83. ncbi Quality of life assessment in laryngectomized individuals: do we need additions to standard questionnaires in specific clinical research projects?
    B M R Op de Coul
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Otolaryngol 30:169-75. 2005
    ..To assess, whether the EORTC questionnaires QLQ-C30 and QLQ-H&N35 give enough detailed information to study specific quality of life (QoL) related issues in laryngectomized individuals...
  84. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors for voice problems among telemarketers
    Katherine Jones
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 4350, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128:571-7. 2002
    ....
  85. ncbi Voice activity and participation profile: assessing the impact of voice disorders on daily activities
    E P Ma
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 44:511-24. 2001
    ..voice evaluation focuses primarily on the severity of voice impairment, with little emphasis on the impact of voice disorders on the individual's quality of life...
  86. ncbi The efficacy of voice therapy in patients after treatment for early glottic carcinoma
    Christine D L van Gogh
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Vrije Universitet Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 106:95-105. 2006
    ..The objective of this randomized and controlled study was to assess the efficacy of voice therapy in these patients...
  87. ncbi Unilateral versus bilateral injections of botulinum toxin in patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia
    Steven Bielamowicz
    Voice Treatment Center, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Voice 16:117-23. 2002
    ..012) than successive bilateral injections to produce the same or longer duration of benefit. We conclude that a unilateral injection routine has a more optimal and consistent treatment effect/side effect profile...
  88. ncbi Quality of life in laryngectomees after prosthetic voice restoration
    Maria Schuster
    Department of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 55:211-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of life in laryngectomees after successful voice restoration with Provox voice prosthesis...
  89. ncbi Acoustic analysis of voice quality with or without false vocal fold displacement after cordectomy
    G Bertino
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery University of Udine, Italy
    J Voice 15:131-40. 2001
    ..Reconstruction of the vocal cord does not seem to improve voice quality after cordectomy even in combination with postoperative speech therapy...
  90. ncbi Alterations in CNS activity induced by botulinum toxin treatment in spasmodic dysphonia: an H215O PET study
    S Omar Ali
    Language Section, Voice, Speech and Language Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Room 8S235A, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 49:1127-46. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi The prevalence of major psychiatric pathologies in patients with voice disorders
    Natasha Mirza
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 5 Ravdin, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 82:808-10, 812, 814. 2003
    We conducted a study of 47 patients with various voice disorders to determine the prevalence of concomitant psychopathology...
  92. ncbi Occupational groups at risk of voice disorders: a review of the literature
    N R Williams
    Head of EMAS, Health and Safety Executive, 1 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8HS, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 53:456-60. 2003
    ..A number of studies have identified certain occupational groups at increased risk of developing occupational voice disorders, namely teachers, singers and aerobics instructors...
  93. ncbi The impact of preventive voice care programs for training teachers: a longitudinal study
    Orla M Duffy
    School of Communication, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
    J Voice 18:63-70. 2004
    ..The findings of this study will be of benefit to teachers, their educators, voice therapists, health promoters, and human resource personnel...
  94. ncbi Prevalence of voice disorders in teachers and the general population
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:281-93. 2004
    ..States use their voice as a primary tool of trade and are thought to be at higher risk for occupation-related voice disorders than the general population...
  95. ncbi Voice and swallowing in patients enrolled in a larynx preservation trial
    Elisabete Carrara-de Angelis
    Department of Voice, Speech, and Swallowing Rehabilitation, Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa Hospital do Cancer A C Camargo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:733-8. 2003
    ..The main goals of larynx preservation protocols are preservation of a functional larynx with intact voice and maintenance of normal deglutition. However, few studies have addressed functional outcomes...
  96. ncbi [The voice evaluation protocol of the European Laryngological Society (ELS) -- first results of a multicenter study]
    G Friedrich
    Klinische Abteilung für Phoniatrie Leiter Univ Prof Dr G Friedrich Medizinische Universität Graz, HNO Univ Klinik, Osterreich
    Laryngorhinootologie 84:744-52. 2005
    ..In order to evaluate the validity, practicability and applicability of this protocol the experiences of 6 european voice centres have been analysed in a retrospective study...
  97. ncbi Prevalence of voice disorders in African American and European American preschoolers
    Melissa C Duff
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    J Voice 18:348-53. 2004
    Several studies have reported prevalence rates for voice disorders in school-aged children. Less is known, however, about such prevalence in preschoolers, and whether racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity may influence it...
  98. ncbi Electroglottographic comparison of voice outcomes in patients with advanced laryngopharyngeal cancer treated by chemoradiotherapy or total laryngectomy
    Rehan Kazi
    Head and Neck Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:344-52. 2008
    ..To conduct prospective electroglottographic analyses of voice outcomes after radical chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced laryngopharyngeal cancers and to compare them with patients who have undergone total laryngectomy (TL)...
  99. ncbi Occupational risk factors associated with voice disorders among teachers
    Susan L Thibeault
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:786-92. 2004
    This study was designed to determine the occupational risk factors associated with voice disorders among schoolteachers, a high-risk population for developing voice problems.
  100. ncbi Functional outcomes following nonsurgical treatment for advanced-stage laryngeal carcinoma
    Robert J Meleca
    Department of Otolaryngology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:720-8. 2003
    ....
  101. ncbi Voice disorders in HIV-infected individuals: a preliminary study
    M Mathew
    Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India
    Int J STD AIDS 18:732-5. 2007
    ..As this is a preliminary study, it is too early to conclude that there is a correlation between vocal deviancies and medical conditions...

Research Grants65

  1. Response of aging intrinsic laryngeal muscles to chronic electrical stimulation
    Colleen A McMullen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..More specifically, therapies for certain voice disorders contend to use common principles of skeletal muscle rehabilitation in the hope of increasing muscle mass, ..
  2. In Vivo Measures of Vocal Function Response to Environmental Conditions
    MARY JOYCE SANDAGE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..by applicant): There is little scientific evidence to support commonly used clinical treatment strategies for voice disorders. Clinicians routinely recommend increased ambient humidity, proper hydration, and avoidance of dry or ..
  3. Exogenous growth factors for reversal of age-related laryngeal muscle denervation
    Joseph Stemple; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Laryngeal dysfunction in the elderly is a major cause of disability, from voice disorders to dysphagia and loss of airway protective reflexes...
  4. Molecular Pathophysiology of Acute Phonotrauma
    Bernard Rousseau; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Voice disorders affect approximately 7.5 million people in the United States 1...
  5. The effect of HIV on apoptosis and cellular proliferation in laryngeal papillomas
    Michael P Underbrink; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The candidate is a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon with a focus on the management of voice disorders and difficult airways...
  6. Dystonia Coalition
    Hyder A Jinnah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that can be used for definitive diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia and discrimination from several related voice disorders. It too will serve as a guide for other focal dystonias where definitive diagnostic tools still are lacking, ..
  7. Genetic Susceptibility to Papilloma-induced Voice Disturbance
    FARREL JOEL BUCHINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Finally, all candidate genes identified by both a priori and a postori studies will be sequenced to identify those genetic lesions responsible for this life-changing disease. ..
  8. Access to Pediatric Voice Therapy: A Telehealth Solution
    LISA NELSON KELCHNER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children with voice disorders (dysphonia) are at a distinct social and educational disadvantage and access to adequate services for diagnosis and treatment can be difficult...
  9. Aerodynamic Study for Laryngeal Function Assessment Using Airflow Interruption Me
    Jack J Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Voice disorders affect millions of Americans and have been targeted as a national priority for investigation...
  10. Kinematic Modeling of Asymmetric Vocal Fold Vibration
    ROBIN AMY SAMLAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Such asymmetries are key features underlying many voice disorders, including unilateral vocal fold motion impairment (VFMI), and likely contribute to the perception of breathy ..
  11. Pathophysiology of Spasmodic Dysphonia: a TMS study
    Teresa Jacobson Kimberley; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is no diagnostic marker for this neurologic-based movement disorder and it is frequently confused with other voice disorders. Often people go years before being correctly diagnosed, only to learn that there are no long-term ..
  12. Biomechanical Characterization of Vocal Fold Tissues
    Roger W Chan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..better understand the tissue mechanics of voice production, the potential mechanical factors responsible for voice disorders related to vocal overuse and trauma, and the mechanical manifestations of vocal fold scarring...
  13. Ambulatory monitoring of vocal function to improve voice disorder assessment
    Robert E Hillman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Voice disorders affect approximately 6.6% of the working-age population in the United States...
  14. Clinical measurement of vocal fold impact stress in children
    RITA R PATEL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by establishing age appropriate quantitative measurements of immature vocal fold function that contribute to voice disorders. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to quantify vocal fold vibrations resulting from differences in the ..
  15. A temporospatial analysis of epithelial integrity following vocal fold injury
    Ciara Leydon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..cells in modulating mucosal remodeling in response to injury in order to improve prevention and management of voice disorders. The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a detailed timeline of molecular, cellular and ..
  16. Communicative participation outcomes measurement in neurologic communication diso
    CAROLYN RAE BAYLOR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Adults with chronic speech or voice disorders often face significant restrictions in their communicative participation...
  17. Source-Filter Interaction in Speech
    Ingo R Titze; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The significance of the research is that cerain vocal sound qualities, often labeled as voice disorders, may be part of a normal inventory of human sounds...
  18. University of Wisconsin Voice Research Training Program
    Diane M Bless; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..RELEVANCE (See instructions): Disruptions in voice are found in approximately 7.5 million Americans. Voice disorders are often debilitating, resulting in communicative impairment, lost income, and reductions in quality of life ..
  19. Laryngeal muscular control of voice production and quality
    Zhaoyan Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..phonation and how are they achieved through laryngeal muscle activation? and 2) How do left-right asymmetry in laryngeal muscle activation (commonly observed in voice disorders) affect vocal fold vibration, acoustics, and voice quality?
  20. Throat Clearing, Coughing, and Alternative Behaviors
    Heather Shaw Bonilha; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Summary Chronic clearing behaviors are prevalent throughout the population of persons with voice disorders. Throat clearing and coughing have been deemed vocally abusive and are typically targeted to be reduced during voice therapy...
  21. Influence of subglottic anatomy on voice production
    Scott L Thomson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Accomplishing the above aims will impact several areas of voice care and research, including surgical treatment of voice disorders, vocal fold prosthesis and implant design, and voice production research.
  22. The Relationship between Vortices, Acoustics, and Vibration in Vocal Fold Assymet
    SIDDARTH MITTER KHOSLA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Project Summary/Abstract Many voice disorders feature structural vocal fold asymmetries, such as a difference in vocal fold left-right position, height, length or stiffness (e.g...
  23. Biomechanical Mechanisms of Phonation
    Zhaoyan Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..must rely heavily on experience and their subjective impressions of vibratory pattern to diagnose and treat voice disorders. The long-term goal of the proposed research is to establish a direct link between the underlying geometrical ..
  24. Biomechanics of the False Vocal Folds
    Fariborz Alipour; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..objective of this research is to establish biomechanical, acoustic, and aerodynamic correlates of functional voice disorders that are implicated by the presence of the ventricular or false vocal folds (FVF)...
  25. 10th International Conference AQL2013 Advances in Quantitative Laryngology
    SIDDARTH MITTER KHOSLA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Those topic areas are: clinical aspects of laryngology;voice disorders;laryngoscopy and videostroboscopy;high-speed videoendoscopy;kymography;measurement of vocal function;..
  26. A psychoacoustic approach to dysphonic voice quality perception
    Rahul Shrivastav; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Voice disorders often lead to changes in voice quality noticed by patients, clinicians, and conversation partners, and improvement in voice quality is a critical outcome of treatment...
  27. PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VOICE PROBLEMS IN TEACHERS
    Katherine Verdolini; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Data in the literature clearly identify voice disorders as teachers'primary occupational risk not only in the U.S. but also internationally...
  28. Physiology and Acoustics of Singing II: New Directions
    John Nix; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..D., FACS, FRCS, President-Elect of the British Voice Association and Consultant ENT Surgeon/Lead Clinician in Voice Disorders at the Royal National ENT Hospital Division of the Royal Free NHS Trust, London, England; Paul Kiesgen, M.M...
  29. Challenges to Vocal Fold Epithelia: Functional and Structural Consequences
    Preeti M Sivasankar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..muscle result in dysphonia, and systemic and inhaled challenges are thought to increase the vulnerability to voice disorders. This proposal will quantify the role of the epithelium in protecting underlying tissue, by exposing vocal ..
  30. Glottal jet aerodynamics
    MICHAEL KRANE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This knowledge will assist physicians in choosing alternative treatments of voice disorders, and will be used to better interpret clinical measures of voice function in current use.
  31. ENGINEERING THE VOCAL FOLD EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX
    Susan L Thibeault; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Voice disorders affect an estimated 3-9% of Americans yearly and 29% of the population in their lifetime...
  32. Acoustic and Respiratory System Correlates of Pausing
    Janet Slifka; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..support advancement of clinical methods that use modification of breathing patterns to remediate speech and voice disorders. Acoustic measures of speech production provide non-invasive methods for assessing the severity and ..
  33. Gender Differences and Speech Accommodation in Occupational Settings
    Eric J Hunter; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SIGNIFICANCE: Women have a notably higher lifetime incidence of voice disorders than men (46.3% vs. 36.9%)...
  34. Xenogeneic scaffolds for the repair of acute vocal fold lamina propria injury
    CHET CHE XU; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Each year, an estimated 3-9% of Americans suffer from some kind of voice disorders, which adversely affect the communicative abilities, quality of life, and even the careers of individuals ..
  35. Sensory Mechanisms of Voice Control
    Charles R Larson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Abstract Voice disorders are among the most prevalent disorders affecting people with communication disabilities...
  36. REGULATION OF VOCAL FOLD HYDRATION AND PHONATION
    Kimberly Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Abnormal body and vocal fold hydration has been assumed to cause, maintain or exacerbate voice disorders. Voice disorders associated with abnormal laryngeal or vocal fold water transport are prevalent and include edema, secretory ..
  37. Randomized Controlled Trial of Voice Therapy on Children with Vocal Nodules
    Christopher J Hartnick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Voice disorders place over five million school-aged children at increased risk for inferior school performance, dysfunctional social development, and higher participation in criminal activities...
  38. Automated psychoacoustics-based voice-quality assessment
    ROBERT MCCLURKIN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    Current methods for assessing voice quality in patients with voice disorders that rely solely on either auditory perception, or acoustic analysis, are inherently inadequate...
  39. International Conference on Occupational Voice Research
    John Nix; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..in emotional situations and/or in challenging environmental settings, putting workers at potential risk for voice disorders. The costs of occupational voice problems to the economy have been estimated at several billion dollars ..
  40. Automated psychoacoustics-based voice-quality assessment
    ROBERT MCCLURKIN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Current methods for assessing voice quality in patients with voice disorders that rely solely on either auditory perception, or acoustic analysis, are inherently inadequate...
  41. Chaos in Human Phonation and Its Measurement
    Jack Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..by applicant): Nonlinearity may be central to the interpretation of procedures used to assess irregularity in voice disorders. Lack of understanding nonlinearity may help explain why many traditional clinical tests have failed to be ..
  42. QUANTIFICATION OF IRREGULAR VOCAL FOLD OSCILLATIONS
    David Berry; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..of irregular vocal fold vibration during self-oscillation, relevant for the prevention and treatment of voice disorders. This quantification of irregular oscillations will be accomplished with the aid of multiple-camera high-..
  43. Growth Factor Treatment for Aged Vocal Folds
    Bernard Rousseau; Fiscal Year: 2010
    b>Voice disorders are common in the elderly and have a significant impact on communication and quality of life. Age-related dysphonia has been attributed to a disruption in the normal balance of extracellular matrix turnover...
  44. Development of a Portable Voice Monitor with Biofeedback
    Robert Hillman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    The most common voice disorders are chronic or recurring conditions that are likely to result from faulty and/or abusive vocal behavior patterns...
  45. Role of Social-Cognitive Motivational Factors in Achieving Voice Therapy Outcomes
    Eva Van Leer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Behavioral treatment of voice disorders (i.e...
  46. Measuring Breathiness with an Auditory Processing Model
    Rahul Shrivastav; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..of voice quality is important for making several decisions regarding the management of patients with voice disorders. It has been shown that subjective ratings of voice quality made in a routine clinical set-up are highly ..
  47. Voice-Related Quality of Life in Dysphonic Children
    DIANE HEATLEY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Over 1 million children in the united States may have voice disorders, which can have a significant negative impact on scholastic performance, communicative effectiveness, social development, and self esteem...
  48. NORMAL AND ABNORMAL SPEECH PRODUCTION BIOMECHANICS
    Jeannette Hoit; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..into normal mechanism and provide a normal data base against which to compare data from individuals with voice disorders. Another study of normal speech production will examine the development of velopharyngeal function...
  49. Teaching the Teacher About Healthy Vocalization
    JULIE OSTREM; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Elementary, middle and high school teachers have among the highest incidence of voice disorders when compared to other occupational groups...
  50. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF LARYNGEAL CONTROL
    Charles Larson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The findings of this study have important implications for understanding neural-based voice disorders in humans...
  51. Efficacy of Voice Therapy for Vocal Fold Nodules
    Alison Behrman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The voice disorders associated with nodules may result in significant handicaps...
  52. MEASURES OF VOCAL DYSFUNCTION IN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
    David Hanson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The long term goals of this work are focused on better diagnoses of voice disorders and better assessment of treatment outcomes.
  53. Aerodynamic and Acoustic Models of Phonation
    Ronald Scherer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..models of this research program are intended to broaden health professionals' knowledge of phonatory mechanics, and develop modeling tools that will aid the clinical and surgical treatment of voice disorders.
  54. PORTABLE VOICE ACCUMULATOR
    Helen Hanson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..clinical utility since it provides information that clinicians could use to better counsel patients with voice disorders. The device will acquire and store data that describe the phonation time, intensity of the phonation, ..
  55. SPEECH BREATHING KINEMATICS ACROSS THE HUMAN LIFE SPAN
    THOMAS HIXON; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..investigation also will provide normative data needed to enhance the clinical evaluation and management of voice disorders in adults of all ages...
  56. Speech Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson Disease
    RONALD COLE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..RELEVANCE: Although 90% of the over 1.5 million individuals with Parkinson disease suffer from speech and voice disorders that significantly impact their quality of life, only 3% to 4% of these individuals receive speech therapy...
  57. NONINTRUSIVE TECHNIQUES TO EVALUATE PHONATORY FUNCTION
    Ingo Titze; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..2) to evaluate nonintrusive techniques that may have potential for studying phonatory control and diagnosing voice disorders. A series of empirical and theoretical studies, aimed at improved understanding of human phonation processes ..
  58. Role of Aquaporin in vocal fold epithelial water fluxes.
    Danielle Lodewyck; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..contribute to knowledge of the flux of water across biological membranes as well as the cell biology of stratified squamous epithelial tissue, and may contribute to advances in clinical treatment of voice disorders.
  59. VOICE DISORDERS IN TEACHERS AND GENERAL POPULATION
    Elaine Smith; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Further scientific data for the CRISP System are unavailable at this time. ..
  60. Expiratory muscle training in patients with Parkinson's
    Christine Sapienza; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The goals of the grant meet the mission of the R21. Its potential impact is high due to the therapy program's innovative nature and potential cost-effectiveness as a treatment approach. ..
  61. PHONATION AND PHONATORY CONTROL IN VOCAL TREMORS
    Marshall Smith; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The experimental phase consists of studies of neuromuscular and respiratory input to the larynx. This information about vocal tremor will be applied to model simulations with the use of physiological signals as input model parameters. ..