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Sensory Function in Idiopathic Voice Disorders

This research study is designed to improve understanding about voice disorders that are due to uncontrolled muscle contractions affecting the voice box. The type of voice disorder depends on which muscles of the voice box are involved. Abductor spasmodic dysphonia may lead to a weak voice. Adductor spasmodic dysphonia may result in a strangled voice. Muscular tension dysphonia may lead to a strained voice. Some of the major goals of the study are to; 1. understand ...

Efficacy of Conversation Training Therapy (CTT)

Voice therapy is the standard-of-care for many of the nearly 140 million people in the United States who suffer from voice disorders,1 yet patients claim that current therapies are ineffective at meeting their voice needs.2 Published data by our research team indicate that patients think that transfer of target voice techniques to every day voice use (i.e. conversation) is the most difficult aspect of therapy,2 and that training techniques in conversation is the most useful asp...

Voice Therapy for Teachers With Voice Problems

The study compares two different forms of voice therapy, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy and Casper-Based Confidential Flow Therapy. The target population are teachers because they have the highest risk for developing voice problems. For this study the investigators are primarily interested in seeing if Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT) and Casper-Based Confidential Flow Therapy (CBCFT) are equally effective at improving vocal functioning in teachers with phonot...

The Role of Voice Rest on Voice Outcomes Following Phonosurgery

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 using voice rest and its impact on functional voice outcomes. The purpose of this randomized-clinical trial is to determine if the prescription of voice rest has an impact on voice outcomes following phonosurgery.

Improving Voice Production for Adults With Age-related Dysphonia

The objectives for this research are to determine the mechanisms by which specific therapy tasks improve voice in age-related dysphonia, and the conditions that limit the extent of improvement. The central hypothesis is that targeted therapy tasks will improve voice, and that severity will determine the extent of improvement.

Female Teacher's Voice During Teaching

Two voice therapy methods are compared. Activity noise levels and vocal load of teachers during teaching in primary school classrooms are evaluated. Acoustic and Workshop Interventions are implemented in order to reduce noise level during lesson.

Efficacy of a Semi-occluded Mask in the Treatment of Patients With Voice Disorders

Current semi-occluded vocal tract therapies limit the type of vocalizations that can be produced to single vowels, which does not promote learning of the healthy voice behavior in connected speech or generalization to conversation. However, recent preliminary results using a semi-occluded mask indicate that the use of certain mask port diameters may allow for natural speech production while increasing supraglottal pressure and impedance, and thereby result in elicitation of voi...

Brain Mapping of Voice Control

Some voice disorders are caused by uncontrolled muscle actions that affect the larynx or voice box. The purpose of this study is to understand 1) how the brain controls voice production; 2) how changes in sensation within the voice box affect brain control of the voice box; 3) how the central nervous system is affected when people have motor or sensory abnormalities that affect the voice box; and 4) whether patients with voice disorders differ from people without voice d...

Preliminary Study 2 to Test the Effects of Ambulatory Voice Biofeedback

Note that this is the second half of a study under the same IRB and NIH grant. This second study will enroll patients with nodules and those with muscle tension dysphonia. These two groups will receive ambulatory voice biofeedback throughout 6 weeks of voice therapy. The targeted objective voice measure during biofeedback will be individually tailored with the goal of increased percentage compliance.

Improvement in Acoustic Voice Characteristics in Functional Dysphonia After Therapy

In a retrospective analysis of already existing clinical assessment data from patients with functional voice disorders the following aspects will be sampled, encoded and analysed: Outcomes pre and post treatment of 1. subjective voice symptoms measured by Voice Handicap Index (VHI-9i), 2. perceptual voice symptoms according to Grading-Roughness-Breathiness-Asthenia-Strain Scale (GRBAS Scale), 3. instrumental acoustic analysis parameters Jitter (%), speaking ...

Functional Voice and Speech Outcomes Following Surgical Voice Restorations: A Comparison of Pharyngeal Construction Approaches

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the nature and quality of speech after removal of the voice box and all or part of the swallowing tube. The study is evaluating which type of surgery provides patients with the best speech and voice. These data will be used to help surgeons to design better ways to restore voice function after removal of the voice box. Information about disease, its treatment, quality of life, and physical and vocal function will be collected. An...

The Role of Vocal Rest After Removal of Benign Lesions From Vocal Cord

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 therapy.The investigators hypothesize that voice rest after surgery does not affect the quality of the patient's voice. The investigators will divide the patients into 2 groups: the first group will be instructed for a postoperative voice rest and the second group will not. Later the investig...

Comparison of Voice Therapy and Antireflex Therapy in LPR

This study will be a prospective, randomized, unblinded but controlled trial. Patients presenting to the Otolaryngology clinic who are diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux disorder related dysphonia and meet inclusion criteria will be eligible to enroll in the study. Subjects will be randomized to one of three treatment arms, voice therapy, anti-reflux therapy, or a combination of voice therapy and anti-reflux therapy. Reflux symptom index (RSI) scores, reflux finding scores...

Correlation of the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI) in Neck Pain Patients and Patients With Voice Disorders

This study investigates in patients whose primary complaint is either neck pain and/or a voice disorder , if there are any correlations between subjective neck and voice symptoms according to Neck Disability Index (NDI) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI). NDI and VHI questionnaire results for voice disordered patients will be retrieved from the data base of the Department of Phoniatrics and Speech Pathology, University Hospital Zurich. Neck pain patient questionnaire data will be r...

Swallowing and Voice Outcomes After Thyroidectomy

Impairment in voice and swallowing functions are common after thyroidectomy. The investigators aimed to evaluate the objective functional voice and swallowing outcomes in a series of patients undergoing thyroidectomy. according to the study, even in the absence of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, subjective and objective swallowing and voice alterations do occur after thyroidectomy.

The Effects of Voice Therapy Based on the Estill Voice Model: a Feasibility Study

This study wants to investigate treatment for patients with common voice disorders where no surgical or medical treatment is needed. A voice disorder is when your voice is croaky, hoarse or when you lose it altogether. This can be a serious problem for people as it stops them from participating in their normal life (for example in their jobs, hobbies, family and wider social life). This study will look at our most commonly used method of treatment for voice problems. This ...

Intensive Versus Traditional Voice Therapy

The purpose of this study is to determine if there are differences in treatment outcomes between traditional voice therapy, performed weekly for a maximum of 6 weeks versus intensive voice therapy, consisting of 4-6 therapy sessions performed within one day.

Dysphonia, Distress, and Perceived Control: Technology Based Assessment and Intervention

The purpose of this study is to pilot test a version of the intervention that has been tailored for participants with dysphonia. The study seeks to determine if the adapted intervention: a) increases perceived control over voice-related stressors and b) decreases stress and distress resulting from voice problems. The study will also explore the usability and acceptability of the program. The goal is to help people with voice problems achieve better voice and quality of life out...

Voice Therapy in Parkinson Disease

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on voice/speech treatment in people with Parkinson's Disease (PD), through the use of speech and voice analysis, examination of voice box, and brain imaging methods.

Voice Outcomes Following Thyroidectomy

This is an observational study of voice outcomes in participants following thyroidectomy or another head and neck surgery that does not involve risk to the larynx other than risks incurred due to intubation alone. These comparative (non-thyroidectomy) surgeries would not be expected to interfere with the primary nerves involved with voice production, so they would help to better understand the effect of intubation alone on voice outcomes.

Impact of Duration Of Absolute Voice Rest on Voice Outcome After Phonomicrosurgery

Absolute voice rest is commonly prescribed after vocal fold surgery, also known as phonomicrosurgery, for benign vocal fold lesions. This is thought to decrease scarring of vocal folds, which could result in increasing tissue stiffness and limitations in optimal vocal outcome. Unfortunately there is no standardized protocol as to how long patients should rest their voice after phonomicrosurgery. To date, there are no studies in the literature directly comparing the impact of sh...

Effect of Chronic Rhinosinusitis on Voice of Children

Evaluation of the effect of chronic rhinosinusitis on the laryngeal mucosa and voice quality in children. This is important to know factors affecting voice disorders

Epidemiology of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease in Non Jewish Israel Population

The aim of the present study was to describe the incidence and prevalence of IBD in non Jewish Israel population

Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes post operatively.

Very Long Term VHI Voice Outcome After MTIS

Long term assesment of voice outcome after Montgomery Thyroplastie by performing a Survey of operated patients using the voice handicap index scale

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