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Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739333/comparison-of-two-multiparameter-acoustic-indices-of-dysphonia-severity-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-and-cepstral-spectral-index-of-dysphonia
#1
Jeong Min Lee, Nelson Roy, Elizabeth Peterson, Ray M Merrill
OBJECTIVES: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) and the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) are two multiparameter acoustic indices designed to objectively estimate dysphonia severity and track treatment outcomes. This study compared the performance of these two indices using a common corpus of dysphonic speakers. METHOD: Pre- and posttreatment samples of sustained vowel and connected speech were elicited from 112 patients across six diagnostic categories: unilateral vocal fold paralysis (n = 12), adductor spasmodic dysphonia (n = 12), primary muscle tension dysphonia (n = 12), benign vocal fold lesions (n = 12), presbylaryngis (n = 12), and mutational falsetto (n = 12)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739332/effects-of-voice-therapy-on-muscle-tension-dysphonia-a-systematic-literature-review
#2
REVIEW
Gabriela da Cunha Pereira, Isadora de Oliveira Lemos, Camila Dalbosco Gadenz, Mauriceia Cassol
The present study aimed to carry out a systematic review of the effects of voice therapy on individuals diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) or hyperfunctional dysphonia. This is a systematic literature review on the databases Medline (via PubMed), Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Lilacs using a search strategy related to the theme of the study. The selection included clinical trials that assessed the effects of speech therapy intervention on patients diagnosed with MTD or hyperfunctional dysphonia published over the last 10 years in Portuguese, English, or Spanish...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739331/associations-of-sex-hormones-and-anthropometry-with-the-speaking-voice-profile-in-the-adult-general-population
#3
Lasse Jost, Michael Fuchs, Markus Loeffler, Joachim Thiery, Juergen Kratzsch, Thomas Berger, Christoph Engel
OBJECTIVE: There is evidence that sexual hormone concentrations and anthropometric factors influence the human voice. The goal of this study was to investigate to what extent body mass index (BMI), body height, body weight, breast-to-abdomen-ratio, testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S), follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone are associated with the sound pressure level and the fundamental frequency of the speaking voice in a cross-sectional approach among adults in the general population...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732752/effects-of-voice-therapy-a-comparison-between-individual-and-group-therapy
#4
Malin Abrahamsson, Moa Millgård, Christina Havstam, Lisa Tuomi
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this clinical evaluation project is to study the effect of voice therapy given in the speech-language pathology clinic, as individual and group therapy, as well as finding out some of the reasons for not attending the recommended therapy. METHOD: All patients visiting the speech-language department during the study period were asked to participate in a clinical evaluation project. The project included filling out the questionnaire Swedish Voice Handicap Index (VHI-11) twice: at their first visit at the clinic, and approximately 1 year later...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732751/voice-improvement-in-patients-with-functional-dysphonia-treated-with-the-proprioceptive-elastic-proel-method
#5
E Lucchini, A Ricci Maccarini, E Bissoni, M Borragan, M Agudo, M J González, V Romizi, A Schindler, M Behlau, T Murry, A Borragan
The objective of the study was to analyze the outcome of the proprioceptive-elastic (PROEL) voice therapy method in patients with functional dysphonia (FD). Fifty-two patients with FD were involved in the study; they were composed of three subgroups of patients with (1) FD without glottal insufficiency (n = 28), (2) FD and glottal insufficiency (n = 9), and (3) FD, glottal insufficiency, and vocal nodules (n = 15). A multidimensional assessment protocol including videolaryngostroboscopy; maximum phonation time; perceptual evaluation of dysphonia with the Grade, Instability, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GIRBAS) scale; and 10-item version of the Voice Handicap Index was conducted before and after 15 sessions of voice therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712704/impact-of-perioperative-voice-therapy-on-outcomes-in-the-surgical-management-of-vocal-fold-cysts
#6
Kathleen M Tibbetts, Laura M Dominguez, C Blake Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold cysts are benign mid-membranous lesions of the true vocal fold, classified as mucus retention or epidermal inclusion cysts. Treatment is surgical excision with or without postoperative voice therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of the demographics, treatment approach, and outcomes of patients treated for vocal fold cysts between 2009 and 2014. Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 scores before and after treatment were compared using the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test and the two-tailed Student's t test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711454/common-vocal-effects-and-partial-glottal-vibration-in-professional-nonclassical-singers
#7
Philipp P Caffier, Ahmed Ibrahim Nasr, Maria Del Mar Ropero Rendon, Sascha Wienhausen, Eleanor Forbes, Wolfram Seidner, Tadeus Nawka
OBJECTIVE: To multidimensionally investigate common vocal effects in experienced professional nonclassical singers, to examine their mechanism of production and reproducibility, to demonstrate the existence of partial glottal vibration, and to assess the potential of damage to the voice from nonclassical singing. STUDY DESIGN: Individual cohort study. METHODS: Ten male singers aged between 25 and 46 years (34 ± 7 years [mean ± SD]) with different stylistic backgrounds were recruited (five pop/rock/metal, five musical theater)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709765/acoustic-and-perceived-measurements-certifying-tango-as-voice-treatment-method
#8
Dionysios Tafiadis, Evangelia I Kosma, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Aggelos Papadopoulos, Eugenia I Toki, Siafaka Vassiliki, Nausica Ziavra
Voice disorders are affecting everyday life in many levels, and their prevalence has been studied extensively in certain and general populations. Notably, several factors have a cohesive influence on voice disorders and voice characteristics. Several studies report that health and environmental and psychological etiologies can serve as risk factors for voice disorders. Many diagnostic protocols, in the literature, evaluate voice and its parameters leading to direct or indirect treatment intervention. This study was designed to examine the effect of tango on adult acoustic voice parameters...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709764/using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curve-to-define-the-cutoff-points-of-voice-handicap-index-applied-to-young-adult-male-smokers
#9
Dionysios Tafiadis, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Evangelia I Kosma, Louiza Voniati, Vasilis Raptis, Vasiliki Siafaka, Nausica Ziavra
Voice performance is an inextricable key factor of everyday life. Obviously, the deterioration of voice quality can cause various problems to human communication and can therefore reduce the performance of social skills (relevant to voice). The deterioration could be originated from changes inside the system of the vocal tract and larynx. Various prognostic methods exist, and among them is the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). This tool includes self-reported questionnaires, used for determining the cutoff points of total score and of its three domains relevant to young male Greek smokers...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709763/the-role-of-occupational-voice-demand-and-patient-rated-impairment-in-predicting-voice-therapy-adherence
#10
Barbara Ebersole, Resha S Soni, Kathleen Moran, Miriam Lango, Karthik Devarajan, Nausheen Jamal
OBJECTIVE: Examine the relationship among the severity of patient-perceived voice impairment, perceptual dysphonia severity, occupational voice demand, and voice therapy adherence. Identify clinical predictors of increased risk for therapy nonadherence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients presenting with a chief complaint of persistent dysphonia at an interdisciplinary voice center was done. The Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) survey scores, clinician rating of dysphonia severity using the Grade score from the Grade, Roughness Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain scale, occupational voice demand, and patient demographics were tested for associations with therapy adherence, defined as completion of the treatment plan...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688672/an-examination-of-pre-and-posttreatment-acoustic-versus-auditory-perceptual-analyses-of-voice-across-four-common-voice-disorders
#11
Amanda I Gillespie, Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, Ali Lewandowski, Shaheen N Awan
OBJECTIVE: The objective, instrumental acoustic measure of Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) correlates with audio-perceptual measures, is sensitive in detecting voice abnormalities, and tracks change following treatment. The goals of the current study were to (1) test the agreement between CSID versus auditory perceptual measures of pre- versus posttreatment voice change, and (2) investigate whether change in scores is based on voice disorder or phonemic structure of sentence stimuli...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687382/response-to-aichinger-and-kubin-re-letter-to-the-editor-acoustic-and-perceptual-classification-of-within-sample-normal-intermittently-dysphonic-and-consistently-dysphonic-voice-types
#12
LETTER
Shaheen N Awan, Jordan A Awan, Christopher R Watts, Christopher S Gaskill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687381/operative-procedure-of-anterior-commissure-for-type-ii-thyroplasty
#13
Koji Matsushima, Nobuhiko Isshiki, Masahiro Tanabe, Naoto Yoshizaki, Kazuya Otsu, Akira Fukuo, Kentaro Matsuura, Yusuke Watanabe, Kiminori Sato
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the clinical anatomy of the anterior commissure and examined the effectiveness of a specialized spreader developed for optimal, efficient spreading of the thyroid cartilage in type II thyroplasty. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The present study was a multicenter retrospective study of patients with spasmodic dysphonia who underwent a primary operation either before or after the introduction of a specialized spreader (in 2008 or 2014, respectively)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684252/medialization-laryngoplasty-after-injection-augmentation
#14
Valeria Silva Merea, Solomon Husain, Lucian Sulica
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the effect of vocal fold injection augmentation (IA) on subsequent medialization laryngoplasty (ML). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study with follow-up telephone survey was carried out. METHODS: Clinical records of patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis or paresis (VFP) who underwent ML between April 2006 and March 2015 were reviewed. Patients who underwent IA before ML were compared with patients who did not, with respect to demographic information, symptoms, Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10), etiology of VFP, and revision rate...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684251/-prologues-to-a-bad-voice-effect-of-vocal-hygiene-knowledge-and-training-on-voice-quality-following-stage-performance
#15
Balaji Rangarathnam, Towino Paramby, Gary H McCullough
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of intensive stage rehearsal and performance on perceptual, acoustic, and aerodynamic measures of voice, and to determine the impact of knowledge and practice of vocal hygiene on measures of voice during intensive vocal performance. METHODS: Nineteen stage actors who were participating in the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre festival took part in the study. Each participant completed auditory-perceptual, acoustic, aerodynamic, and quality of life measures before and after 1 month of intensive rehearsals and stage performances...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684250/sarcoidosis-presenting-as-bilateral-vocal-fold-immobility
#16
Justin M Hintze, Sharon H Gnagi, David G Lott
Bilateral true vocal fold paralysis is rarely attributable to inflammatory diseases. Sarcoidosis is a rare but important etiology of bilateral true vocal fold paralysis by compressive lymphadenopathy, granulomatous infiltration, and neural involvement. We describe the first reported case of sarcoidosis presenting as bilateral vocal fold immobility caused by direct fixation by granulomatous infiltration severe enough to necessitate tracheostomy insertion. In addition, we discuss the presentation, the pathophysiology, and the treatment of this disease with a review of the literature of previously reported cases of sarcoidosis-related vocal fold immobility...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669450/pressure-and-flow-comparisons-across-vocal-pathologies
#17
Linda Carroll, Ann Rooney, Thomas J Ow, Melin Tan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to aid in the distinction among hyperadductive dysphonias by evaluating peak glottal pressure, release burst, and mid and final airflow values across repeated /pa/ syllable trains. METHODS: Sixty subjects were assessed for aerodynamic patterns during onset-offset for the /papapapapa/ task in modal voice. Subject groups included adductory spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD), benign vocal fold lesion, primary muscle tension dysphonia (MTD-1), secondary muscle tension dysphonia with an identifiable primary benign vocal fold lesion (MTD-2), vocal fold paresis or paralysis, and normal controls...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662994/re-gaskill-cs-awan-ja-watts-cr-awan-sn-acoustic-and-perceptual-classification-of-within-sample-normal-intermittently-dysphonic-and-consistently-dysphonic-voice-types-j-voice-2016-31-218-228
#18
LETTER
Philipp Aichinger, Gernot Kubin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651822/pharyngeal-dystonia-mimicking-spasmodic-dysphonia
#19
Lucy L Shi, C Blake Simpson, Edie R Hapner, Hyder A Jinnah, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the presentation of pharyngeal dystonia (PD), which can occur as a focal or segmental dystonia with a primarily pharyngeal involvement for the discussion of treatment methods for controlling consequent symptoms. PD is specific to speech-related tasks. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of four patients with PD was performed. RESULTS: All patients were initially misdiagnosed with adductor spasmodic dysphonia and failed standard treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648485/effects-of-straw-phonation-through-tubes-of-varied-lengths-on-sustained-vowels-in-normal-voiced-participants
#20
Randal D Mills, Shawna Rivedal, Colten DeMorett, Grace Maples, Jack J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the immediate effects of straw phonation exercises in normal subjects while altering the effective length of the vocal tract. STUDY DESIGN: A nonrandomized comparison of semi-occluded vocal tract length during straw phonation exercises was carried out. METHODS: Oral pressure, mean airflow, aerodynamic resistance, and contact quotient were measured in 20 healthy subjects immediately before and after straw phonation exercises...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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