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Voice therapy (VT) is essential to the successful management of voice disorders. Despite this, two-thirds of patients drop out of therapy before completion. In this study we examine whether responses to specific question items or domains from the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) are associated with VT compliance.
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Name: The Laryngoscope
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Dysphonia is altered voice quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication or decreases voice-related quality of life. Hoarseness is vocal roughness and a possible manifestation o...
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The accepted recommendation after removal of vocal cord lesion is voice rest.This recommendation leads to great tension among the patients, loss of working days and need to practice speech...
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Patients undergoing vocal cord surgery (phonosurgery) are often prescribed voice rest postoperatively. However, no clinical trials have ever been conducted to ascertain the efficacy of usi...
Evaluate if adding expiratory muscle strength training to traditional voice therapy for individuals with dysphonia due to glottal insufficiency improves maximal expiratory pressure, acoust...
That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.
Pathological processes that affect voice production, usually involving VOCAL CORDS and the LARYNGEAL MUCOSA. Voice disorders can be caused by organic (anatomical), or functional (emotional or psychological) factors leading to DYSPHONIA; APHONIA; and defects in VOICE QUALITY, loudness, and pitch.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice.
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.