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Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30409455/acoustic-comparison-of-lower-and-higher-belt-ranges-in-professional-broadway-actresses
#1
Amanda Flynn, Jared Trudeau, Aaron M Johnson
PURPOSE: Current research on the female belt voice has generally been limited to the range of C5, which is not representative of the current requirements on Broadway. Additionally, much belt research uses voice teachers or college students. The goal of this study was to acoustically examine both higher and lower belt ranges in 10 women who have performed belt roles on Broadway during the last decade. METHOD: We analyzed the long-term average spectrum of the middle stable portion of three belted pitches, one from a lower, more traditional belt song and two from a higher, more contemporary belt song...
November 5, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30401577/predicting-patient-needs-for-interdisciplinary-services-in-a-voice-and-swallowing-center
#2
Holly E Hess, Nicholas A Barone, James J Daniero
In a subspecialty interdisciplinary voice and swallowing clinic, patient referrals come from a wide variety of disciplines for various reasons, which can make scheduling their initial evaluations challenging. Depending on the nature of complaints and symptoms, patients may best be evaluated either by a single provider (a laryngologist) or by an interdisciplinary team that includes a speech-language pathologist. If not scheduled appropriately, the provider and the patient may lose valuable time, resources, and money...
November 3, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30396701/voice-disorders-are-associated-with-stress-among-teachers-a-cross-sectional-study-in-finland
#3
Hanna Vertanen-Greis, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Jukka Uitti
OBJECTIVES: Voice disorders are considered to be more common among teachers than other occupations. However, epidemiological data are scarce and only a few researchers have studied stress as a risk factor in voice disorders in teachers. This paper presents data from a study on Finnish school teachers which investigated the prevalence of voice disorders and evaluated the risk factors for voice disorders, especially stress. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among primary and secondary education teachers across Finland...
November 2, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30393049/phonotraumatic-injury-in-fitness-instructors-risk-factors-diagnoses-and-treatment-methods
#4
Christine Estes, Babak Sadoughi, Rachel Coleman, Debra D'Angelo, Lucian Sulica
Fitness instructors are at risk for phonotraumatic injury caused by a combination of occupation-driven environmental and physiologic factors. OBJECTIVES: This study analyzes phonotraumatic injury in a cohort of fitness instructors to define the spectrum of disease, inform treatment, and make educational recommendations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Fitness instructors seen over a 2-year period comprised the study population...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30393048/voice-changes-during-pregnancy-trimesters-in-iranian-pregnant-women
#5
Hamide Ghaemi, Ali Dehqan, Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari, Ronald C Scherer
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the vocal changes in the Iranian pregnant women according to trimesters both objectively and subjectively. METHODS: There were 93 pregnant women and 31 non-pregnant women participants in the study. Thirty-three of the 93 pregnant women were in their first trimester, 31 in their second trimester, and 29 in their third trimester of their pregnancies. Clinical data were collected from the acoustic measurements, aerodynamic assessment, video laryngoscopy examination, and the self-assessment of quality of life related to voice using the Persian Voice Handicap Index (VHIP )...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30391019/a-two-stage-cepstral-analysis-procedure-for-the-classification-of-rough-voices
#6
Shaheen N Awan, Jordan A Awan
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of a two-stage method of cepstral peak identification to effectively discriminate rough vs breathy vs typical voice in sustained vowel productions. It was hypothesized that a dual-stage search for cepstral peak prominences (CPP's) above and below specified quefrency/F0 cutoffs would result in a CPP difference that would be characteristic of the rough, diplophonic voice type. METHODOLOGY: Central one-second portions of sustained vowel /a/ productions were obtained from 90 subjects (rough, breathy, and normophonic voices)...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30391018/associations-of-speaking-voice-parameters-with-personality-and-behavior-in-school-aged-children
#7
T Poulain, M Fuchs, M Vogel, A Jurkutat, A Hiemisch, W Kiess, T Berger
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies suggest a link between voice disorders and personality traits. However, nearly nothing is known about the relationship between personality and voice parameters in healthy children. The present study investigated associations between children's personality and the intensity and frequency of their speaking voice. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: The study participants included 871 German children aged from 7 to 14 who had not yet experienced voice change in puberty...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30389189/intertext-variability-of-smoothed-cepstral-peak-prominence-methods-to-control-it-and-its-diagnostic-properties
#8
Itsuki Kitayama, Kiyohito Hosokawa, Toshihiko Iwahashi, Mio Iwahashi, Shinobu Iwaki, Chieri Kato, Misao Yoshida, Masanori Umatani, Naoki Matsushiro, Makoto Ogawa, Hidenori Inohara
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the intertext variability of smoothed cepstral peak prominence (CPPS), examine whether sound-processing techniques improved its variability and diagnostic capability, and evaluate the degree of intertext variability in detail with reference to the CPPS variabilities in sustained vowels. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. METHODS: Text readings of 58 Japanese syllables were recorded from 210 speakers with different diagnoses and varying degrees of dysphonia, and were divided into six passages...
October 30, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30389188/vibratory-characteristics-of-diplophonia-studied-by-high-speed-video-and-vibrogram-analysis
#9
Peak Woo
Diplophonia can occur in patients with polyps, atrophy, paralysis, or scars. Its vibratory patterns have not been well characterized. High-speed video (HSV) analysis can contribute to their understanding. Twenty subjects with a diplophonic voice quality were studied by HSV. Diplophonia was due to medical causes including vocal fold paresis (n = 7), vocal atrophy (n = 5), polyps (n = 5), and scars/sulci (n = 3). The HSV was analyzed using a multislice digital videokymography (DKG). The DKG tracing was analyzed qualitatively and then transformed into a vibrogram waveform signal for frequency analysis...
October 30, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385012/elicitation-of-minimum-and-maximum-fundamental-frequency-and-vocal-intensity-discrete-half-steps-versus-glissando
#10
Elizabeth Ann Barrett, Wency Lam, Edwin M L Yiu
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of elicitation method, either discrete half steps or glissando, on the minimum fundamental frequency, maximum fundamental frequency, minimum vocal intensity, and maximum vocal intensity. METHOD: Fifty-six healthy-voice participants (28 males and 28 females) ranging from 18 to 25 years of age participated in the study. Each participant performed both the discrete half steps and the glissando procedure. The minimum frequency, maximum frequency, minimum intensity, and maximum intensity values elicited by each task were analyzed...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385011/lipoid-proteinosis-a-rare-cause-of-hoarseness
#11
Elke Loos, Liliane Kerkhofs, Griet Laureyns
Lipoid proteinosis is a rare cause of voice problems. Hoarseness is often the first clinical manifestation of this disorder and can present years before any other symptom. Therefore, it is very important as an otorhinolaryngologist to be familiar with the main characteristics of this disease. We present a case report and a review of current literature to provide a concise overview of this frequently missed diagnosis.
October 29, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30381145/injection-laryngoplasty-in-patients-with-puberphonia
#12
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Elie Khalifee, Anthony Ghanem, Hussein Jaffal
Puberphonia is a common vocal disorder characterized by the persistence of high vocal pitch postpuberty. Affected individuals may suffer from social impediments that can markedly affect their quality of life. Voice therapy is invariably offered as a main treatment modality with a successful outcome. Other treatment modalities include laryngeal framework surgery, cricothyroid muscle chemodenervation, and injection laryngoplasty. The authors of this manuscript report the impact of injection laryngoplasty on the average fundamental frequency in three cases of puberphonia...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30361131/dilated-minute-chambers-in-laryngeal-vocal-fold-polyps-histopathological-and-ultrastructural-features
#13
Nil Comunoglu, Ismail Kocak, Halil Ibrahim Saygi, Haydar Murat Yener, Sebnem Batur, Sirin Bakti Demiray, Ismail Seckin, Ozlem Tanriover, Cem Comunoglu
In Reinke's space of human vocal fold, type III collagen forms a three dimensional network and this contains numerous minute chambers in between these fibers. These compartments are occupied by glycosaminoglycans and glycoproteins. In laryngeal fold lesions, such as Reinke's edema and vocal fold polyps, proteoglycan (PG)/hyaluronic acid (HA) components of extracellular matrix increased. We investigated the size and quantity of the minute chambers within Reinke's space, filled with PG/HA with the aid of transmission electron microscopy...
October 22, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30344072/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-self-reported-voice-problems-among-carnatic-singers
#14
Usha Devadas, Pooja Chandgal Kumar, Santosh Maruthy
BACKGROUND: Unlike Western opera singing, Carnatic singing requires powerful low pitched, loud voice. Singing in the right Shruti or pitch and appropriate breathing is given the main emphasis in this style of music. The present study was conducted to explore the prevalence of and possible risk factors for the self-reported voice problem (VP) in Carnatic singers. METHOD: This cross-sectional survey was conducted by distributing the self-reporting questionnaires to 190 Carnatic singers in and around the Mysuru and Bengaluru districts of Karnataka state, India, from December 2016 to April 2017...
October 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30344071/voice-therapy-outcome-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-individual-voice-therapy-therapy-in-group-and-controls-without-therapy
#15
Ann-Christine Ohlsson, Hans Dotevall, Inger Gustavsson, Kerstin Hofling, Ulrika Wahle, Claes Österlind
OBJECTIVE: A stumbling-block in voice therapy is how the patient will be able to apply the new voice technique in everyday life. Possibly this generalization process could be facilitated by giving voice therapy in group because of the natural forum for training voice-to-speech early in communication between the patients in a group setting. The aim of the study was to compare treatment results from individual voice therapy and voice therapy in group, at several time points and in comparison to patients with no voice therapy...
October 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30342799/dysphonia-characteristics-and-vowel-impairment-in-relation-to-neurological-status-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Mahnoosh Fazeli, Negin Moradi, Majid Soltani, Ehsan Naderifar, Nastaran Majdinasab, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi, Maryam Dastoorpour
PURPOSE: In this study, we attempted to assess the phonation and articulation subsystem changes in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to healthy individuals using Dysphonia Severity Index and Formant Centralization Ratio with the aim of evaluating the correlation between these two indexes with neurological status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 47 patients with multiple sclerosis and 20 healthy speakers were evaluated. Patients' disease duration and disability were monitored by a neurologist...
October 17, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30342798/cepstral-and-perceptual-investigations-in-female-teachers-with-functionally-healthy-voice
#17
Ketaki Vasant Phadke, Anne-Maria Laukkanen, Irma Ilomäki, Elina Kankare, Ahmed Geneid, Jan G Švec
PURPOSE: The present study aimed at measuring the smoothed and non-smoothed cepstral peak prominence (CPPS and CPP) in teachers who considered themselves to have normal voice but some of them had laryngeal pathology. The changes of CPP, CPPS, sound pressure level (SPL) and perceptual ratings with different voice tasks were investigated and the influence of vocal pathology on these measures was studied. METHOD: Eighty-four Finnish female primary school teachers volunteered as participants...
October 17, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30340927/early-injection-laryngoplasty-after-surgery-30-cases-and-proposed-aspiration-assessment-protocol
#18
Sara Abu-Ghanem, Shannon Rudy, Sandra Deane, Shu Wei Tsai, Liang-Chun Shih, Edward J Damrose, Chih-Kwang Sung
Vocal fold movement impairment may significantly compromise postoperative recovery and quality of life of patients following thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery or prolonged intubation. The literature is limited and there is no standard screening protocol for the optimal postoperative swallowing and aspiration evaluations. We performed retrospective review of adult patients undergoing early vocal fold (VF) injection laryngoplasty for acute postoperative Vocal fold movement impairment (<30 days) that had both pre- and postinjection speech language pathologist (SLP) performed swallowing/aspiration evaluations...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30337119/effects-of-the-lung-volume-on-the-electroglottographic-waveform-in-trained-female-singers
#19
Sten Ternström, Sara D'Amario, Andreas Selamtzis
OBJECTIVES: To determine if in singing there is an effect of lung volume on the electroglottographic waveform, and if so, how it varies over the voice range. STUDY DESIGN: Eight trained female singers sang the tune "Frère Jacques" in 18 conditions: three phonetic contexts, three dynamic levels, and high or low lung volume. Conditions were randomized and replicated. METHODS: The audio and EGG signals were recorded in synchrony with signals tracking respiration and vertical larynx position...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30337120/application-of-thulium-laser-as-office-based-procedure-in-patients-with-vocal-fold-polyps
#20
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Elie Khalifee, Anthony Ghanem
PURPOSE: To report the voice outcome measures of thulium laser therapy as an office procedure in patients with vocal fold polyps. METHOD: This is a retrospective chart review of all patients with vocal fold polyps who underwent office-based thulium laser treatment between November 2016 and December 2017. Demographic data were collected. Objective voice outcome measures included extent of resolution, type of closure, and mucosal wave characteristics. Also, subjective outcome measures were reported, namely, Voice Handicap Index-10...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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