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Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30642708/application-of-a-landmark-based-method-for-acoustic-analysis-of-dysphonic-speech
#1
Keiko Ishikawa, Marepalli B Rao, Joel MacAuslan, Suzanne Boyce
AIM: Speakers with dysphonia often report difficulty with maintaining intelligibility in noisy environments; however, there is no objective method for characterizing this difficulty. Landmark-based analysis is a linguistically-motived, knowledge-based speech analysis technique, which may serve as the basis of acoustic tool for describing the intelligibility deficit. As the first step toward development of such a tool, this study examined whether Landmark-based analysis could describe acoustic differences between normal and dysphonic speech...
January 11, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30639153/speech-pathology-intervention-for-chronic-refractory-cough-a-pilot-study-examining-the-benefit-of-using-prerecorded-videos-as-an-adjunct-to-therapy
#2
Sarah L Kapela, Anne E Vertigan, Peter G Gibson
Speech pathology intervention is effective for chronic refractory cough (CRC). Speech pathology treatment for CRC includes therapy exercises to teach cough suppression and reduce laryngeal closure during respiration. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of providing patients with supplemental pre-recorded videos of speech pathology exercises for chronic refractory cough (CRC) to assist with patients' independent practice. These videos were pre-made recordings of the treating speech pathologist demonstrating specific exercises for chronic cough suppression...
January 10, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30639152/the-low-mandible-maneuver-preliminary-study-of-its-effects-on-aerodynamic-and-acoustic-measures
#3
Eve Mercer, Soren Y Lowell
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine the aerodynamic and acoustic effects of the low mandible maneuver (LMM) as compared to normal voice production. METHODS: Ten participants with normal voice characteristics who were nonsingers produced sustained vowel and repeated syllable utterances during two different speaking conditions: using the LMM and using normal phonation posture. The LMM involves a wider vocal tract configuration with a lowered and relaxed jaw position...
January 10, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30616964/characteristics-of-the-voice-handicap-index-for-patients-with-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-who-underwent-arytenoid-adduction
#4
Kenichi Watanabe, Takeshi Sato, Yohei Honkura, Ai Kawamoto-Hirano, Kazutaka Kashima, Yukio Katori
PURPOSE: This study was performed to evaluate the characteristics of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), a self-assessment measure, for patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) who underwent arytenoid adduction (AA), in comparison with postoperative vocal function examinations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients who underwent AA at Tohoku University Hospital during the period between 2014 and 2017. VHI was compared before and after surgery; moreover, correlations were assessed between the VHI and other voice measurements, including perceptual assessment of voice, as well as aerodynamic and acoustic measures...
January 5, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30616963/vocal-fatigue-do-young-speech-language-pathologists-practice-what-they-preach
#5
Bennet Elsa Joseph, Ashna Mariya Joseph, Theres Mariya Jacob
PURPOSE: Speech-Language Pathologists can be categorized as Level II professional voice users who play the roles of voice therapist or vocal coach to treat voice problems. SLPs may be at the risk of experiencing vocal fatigue due to vocal loading and other contributing factors. The present study was undertaken to find the percentage of SLPs reporting vocal fatigue, the probable factors resulting in vocal fatigue, the measures that are taken to avoid/reduce the occurrence of vocal fatigue, its effect on their professional and personal life and the measures taken to tackle it...
January 4, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30612893/selective-laryngeal-examination-sensitivity-of-endocrine-surgeons-in-screening-voice-abnormality
#6
Syarifah N Al-Yahya, Rohaizak Muhammad, Shahrun N A Suhaimi, Mawaddah Azman, Abdullah S Mohamed, Marina M Baki
OBJECTIVES: Selective laryngeal examination for patients undergoing thyroidectomy is recommended for patients with voice alterations, history of prior cervical or chest surgery, and patients with proven or suspected thyroid malignancy. The study objective is to measure the sensitivity of surgeons in detecting voice abnormalities in patients undergoing thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy complicated with laryngeal nerve paralysis, or patients with known vocal cords palsy (VCP) due to other neck surgeries...
January 3, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30611594/voice-outcomes-after-radiation-for-early-stage-laryngeal-cancer
#7
Matthew R Naunheim, Jonathan Garneau, Chris Park, Linda Carroll, Leanne Goldberg, Peak Woo
OBJECTIVES: Radiation treatment for laryngeal cancer has been shown to cause tissue changes to the vocal folds, which can result in degradation of voice. Our objective in this study was to investigate changes in perceptual, acoustic, and patient-reported outcomes over an extended period of follow-up after radiation. DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: All patients treated with radiation for early-stage laryngeal carcinoma (in situ, T1, or T2) by a single surgeon from 2011-2018 were reviewed...
January 2, 2019: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30598421/the-effects-of-three-physical-and-vocal-warm-up-procedures-on-acoustic-and-perceptual-measures-of-choral-sound-study-replication-with-younger-populations
#8
Melissa L Grady, Sheri L Cook-Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to replicate a previous investigation to assess with two intact children's choirs and a high school choir the potential effects of three choral warm-up procedures (vocal-only, physical-only, physical/vocal combination) on acoustic and perceptual measures of choral sound. METHODS: The researchers tested three videotaped, 5-minute, choral warm-up procedures on two children's and one high school choir. After participating in a warm-up procedure, each choir was recorded singing a folk song for long-term average spectra and pitch analysis...
December 28, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30598420/validation-of-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-version-03-01-in-french
#9
Timothy Pommée, Youri Maryn, Camille Finck, Dominique Morsomme
OBJECTIVES: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI), version 03.01, is a tool for quantitative assessment of the overall severity of dysphonia. It is based on the recordings of a sustained vowel and part of a text read aloud. For the Dutch sample, 34 syllables must be read aloud to balance the duration of the two tasks. The first part of this study thus aimed to determine how many syllables of a commonly used text in the French-speaking part of Belgium should be used to achieve the same balance...
December 28, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30595237/stages-of-readiness-in-patients-with-dysphonia-a-proposal-based-on-factor-analysis-using-the-urica-v-scale
#10
Alexandra Christine de Aguiar, Larissa Nadjara Almeida, Leandro Pernambuco, Dandara B Palhano, Josemberg M de Andrade, Mara Behlau, Anna Alice Almeida
INTRODUCTION: In terms of treatment results, the readiness stage presents the best conditions for adherence to a therapeutic proposal, and it allows for an estimated disease prognosis and assistance with treatment monitoring. Patients with dysphonia who are treated using vocal rehabilitation (basically a behavioral program), regardless of disease etiology, can optimize their treatment by understanding the stages of behavioral change. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of the components constituting the stages of readiness to change on the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment-Voice (URICA-V) scale using confirmatory factor analysis and internal consistency indices...
December 28, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30595236/vibratory-onset-of-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia-and-muscle-tension-dysphonia-a-high-speed-video-study%C3%A2
#11
Wenli Chen, Peak Woo, Thomas Murry
OBJECTIVE: Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) is a challenging voice disorder to diagnose, often erroneously diagnosed as muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) or vocal tremor, due to its similarity in auditory and perceptual presentation. Assessments using laryngoscopy or strobolaryngoscopy procedures have demonstrated limited utility in the diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia. High-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) provides visualization of the precise vibratory pattern of phonatory onset and thus, offers an alternative to previous diagnostic strategies for visual diagnosis of AdSD...
December 27, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30587334/spectrum-effects-of-a-velopharyngeal-opening-in-singing
#12
Brian P Gill, Jessica Lee, Filipa M B Lã, Johan Sundberg
The question whether or not a velopharyngeal opening is advantageous in singing has been discussed for a very long time among teachers of singing. The present investigation analyzes the acoustic consequences of a large, a narrow, and a nonexistent velopharyngeal opening (VPO). A divided flow mask (nasal and oral) connected to flow transducers recorded the nasal and oral DC flows in four female and four male classically trained singers while they sang vowel sequences at different pitches under these three experimental conditions...
December 23, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30583889/the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-version-03-01-in-french-and-the-voice-handicap-index
#13
Timothy Pommée, Youri Maryn, Camille Finck, Dominique Morsomme
OBJECTIVES: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI), version 03.01, is a tool for quantitative assessment of the overall severity of dysphonia. Its computation includes six acoustic parameters, which are all analyzed with Praat freeware. It is based on recordings of a sustained vowel and part of a text read aloud. The psychometric qualities of this tool in various languages, including French, have been confirmed by numerous publications. However, studies investigating the correlation between tools for objective vocal assessment and voice-related quality of life show inconsistent results...
December 22, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30581026/optimal-position-for-transnasal-flexible-laryngoscopy
#14
Hamdi Tasli, Hakan Birkent, Omer Karakoc, Mert Cemal Gokgoz
OBJECTIVE: Transnasal flexible laryngoscopy (TFL) is a simple, safe, and cost-effective procedure. TFL is routinely performed to awake patients in a sitting position but there is no a definite data about ideal head and neck position to be applied. The aim of this study is to determine which position is most appropriate to obtain the best laryngeal view during the TFL. METHODS: The TFL videos of 132 randomized patients were evaluated by three blind observers experienced with laryngology...
December 20, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30563731/pathogenic-role-of-reinke-s-edema-in-snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#15
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Elie Khalifee, Pierre R Abi Akl, Anthony Ghanem, Aya El Hage
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between vocal fold Reinke's edema, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. DESIGN/METHODS: Twenty-five patients diagnosed with Reinke's edema and 25 patients with normal laryngeal examination, matched according to age, gender, and body mass index were recruited for this prospective study. Demographic data included age, gender, and body mass index. All patients filled the Berlin Questionnaire, STOP-BANG Sleep Apnea Questionnaire, and the Epworth Sleepiness Questionnaire...
December 15, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30563730/vocal-tract-discomfort-and-dysphonia-in-patients-undergoing-empiric-therapeutic-trial-with-proton-pump-inhibitor-for-suspected-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#16
F Mozzanica, C Robotti, J R Lechien, N Pizzorni, F Pirola, A Mengucci, A Dell'Era, F Ottaviani, A Schindler
INTRODUCTION: the aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation among dysphonic and vocal tract discomfort symptoms in patients who underwent empiric therapeutic trial with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for a suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 34 patients with suspected LPR were enrolled in this study. All of them were evaluated using the reflux finding score, the reflux symptom Index (RSI), the vocal tract discomfort scale (VTDS), and the voice symptom scale (VoiSS) before and after the PPI treatment...
December 15, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30553599/cervical-spine-disability-in-correlation-with-subjective-voice-handicap-in-patients-with-voice-disorders-a-retrospective-analysis
#17
Anke Langenfeld, Jörg E Bohlender, Jaap Swanenburg, Meike Brockmann-Bauser
OBJECTIVE: Neck muscle dysfunction has been considered as risk factor or consequence of voice disorders. This study investigates the correlation between neck and voice-related subjective symptoms in patients with voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. METHODS: 100 adult patients (59 female and 41 male) over 18 years with a mean age of 50.01 years (SD 16, range 24-87), of which 68 were under 60 years, were included...
December 12, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30545492/resident-education-in-laryngeal-stroboscopy-and-perceptual-voice-evaluation-an-assessment
#18
Joel W Jones, Mollie Perryman, Paul Judge, Maraya M Baumanis, Kevin Sykes, Jayme Dowdall, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, James David Garnett, Shannon Kraft
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate otolaryngology residents' level of confidence and understanding in interpreting laryngeal stroboscopy. METHODS: Otolaryngology residents from three residency programs with fellowship-trained laryngologists on faculty were invited to participate. An assessment consisting of a survey and five stroboscopic exams was administered. Each exam consisted of questions on perceptual voice evaluation, laryngoscopic findings, and stroboscopic findings...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30529026/validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-singingvoice-handicap-index-10
#19
Fatma Esen Aydinli, Sevtap Akbulut, Esra Özcebe, Oğuz Kuşçu, Taner Yilmaz, Clark A Rosen, Jackie Gardner-Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Singing Voice Handicap Index-10 (SVHI-10). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Two hundred singers consisting of a control group (n = 136) without voice complaints and a study group (n = 64) diagnosed with a voice disorder served as participants. To detect test-retest reliability, 97 participants (representing a portion of both the control and study group participants) completed the index twice with a minimum of a one-week interval between each completion...
December 8, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30529027/comparison-of-maximum-oxygen-uptake-and-rating-perceived-exertion-in-woman-s-kabaddi-athletes-without-breathy-voice-to-severe-breathy-voice
#20
Samaneh Ebrahimi, Mandana Gholami
OBJECTIVE: There is limited research on voice problems of athletes, especially Kabaddi athletes who use their voice during Kabaddi exercises and may damage their vocal folds and impair their voice quality. The present study aimed to compare maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) and rating perceived exertion (RPE) in Woman's Kabaddi athletes without breathy voice (BV) to severe BV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy woman's Kabaddi athletes (mean age of 20.5 ± 2.7 years, height of 163 ± 3...
December 7, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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