Spatial Segmentation for Laryngeal High-Speed Videoendoscopy in Connected Speech
This study proposes a new computational framework for automated spatial segmentation of the vocal fold edges in high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) data during connected speech. This spatio-temporal analytic representation of the vocal folds enables the HSV-based measurement of the glottal area waveform and other vibratory characteristics in the context of running speech. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahmed M. Yousef, Dimitar D. Deliyski, Stephanie R.C. Zacharias, Alessandro de Alarcon, Robert F. Orlikoff, Maryam Naghibolhosseini Source Type: research

Glottal Function Index: Validity and Reliability of the Persian Language Version in Patients With Voice Disorders
To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Glottal Function Index into the Persian language (GFIp) and validate it in patients with voice disorders. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hadi Torabi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Farzad Zamani, Hamid Dalvand Source Type: research

Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Voice Handicap Index-10
The aim of this study is to validate the Voice Handicap Index 10, to be implemented on the Portuguese population. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sara Raquel Azevedo, Mariline Santos, Francisco Sousa, Susana Freitas, Miguel Bebiano Coutinho, Cec ília Almeida e Sousa, Moreira da Silva Álvaro Source Type: research

Factors Associated With the Limitation at Work Because of the Voice: Study With Teachers of Basic Education In Brazil
The voice disorder can cause limitations at work, as it affects the communication and the performance of the teaching function. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: B árbara Antunes Rezende, Mery Natali Silva Abreu, Ada Ávila Assunção, Adriane Mesquita de Medeiros Source Type: research

The usefulness of multi voice evaluation: Development of a model for predicting a degree of dysphonia
The purposes of this study were (1) to analyze the usefulness of self-report questionnaires, acoustic analysis, and auditory perceptual assessment for screening voice problems; and (2) to develop a new model for predicting a comprehensive voice severity using multi-assessment. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: YeonWoo Lee, HeeJune Park, Inho Bae, GeunHyo Kim Source Type: research

The Effect of Pitch and Loudness Auditory Feedback Perturbations on Vocal Quality During Sustained Phonation
In this study, we used both loudness-shift and pitch-shift paradigms to study the relationship between auditory feedback control and vocal quality as measured by smoothed cepstral peak prominence (CPPS), which reflects the harmonicity of the voice signal. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexandra Schenck, Allison I. Hilger, Samuel Levant, Jason H. Kim, Rosemary A. Lester-Smith, Charles Larson Source Type: research

Outcomes of Cricothyroid Visor Maneuver (CVM) for Treatment of Vocal Polyp: A Case Report
The aim of the study is the clinical investigation of a patient with a vocal fold polyp, and the visual, acoustical, perceptual, and self-report changes before and after using the cricothyroid visor manoeuvre (CVM). (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ali Dehqan Source Type: research

A User-Centered Design Approach to Developing a Voice Monitoring System for Disorder Prevention
Many individuals will experience a voice disorder in their lifetime, especially occupational voice users. While a number of voice monitoring systems have been developed, most were designed with the clinician/researcher as the end user. For a patient to use these systems, they need field experts to help them interpret data from the system to understand its meaning. Most of these systems would have challenges in being used in a preventative context with the occupational voice user as the sole system user. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lisa M. Kopf, Jina Huh-Yoo Source Type: research

Voice and Respiratory Characteristics of Men and Women Seeking Treatment for Presbyphonia
The objectives of this study were therefore to (1) describe voice and respiratory function across men and women in a sample of treatment-seeking patients with presbyphonia; (2) assess how respiratory function differed from the general elderly population, based on normative data; and 3)  discuss how respiratory function may play a role in the development of voice symptoms across men and women. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maude Desjardins, Lucinda Halstead, Annie Simpson, Patrick Flume, Heather Shaw Bonilha Source Type: research

Correlation of Clinical and Pathological Diagnosis and Inflammatory Markers for Patients Undergoing Laryngeal Microsurgery
The purpose of this study was to investigate the rate of concordance between indirect- and direct laryngoscopy and final pathology in patients undergoing laryngeal microsurgery. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bayram ŞAHİN, Merve AKYOL, Halil Erdem ÖZEL, Selahattin GENÇ Source Type: research

A Very Rare Complication of Vocal Fold Augmentation With Calcium Hydroxylapatite: Neck Abscess
Vocal fold injection augmentation is performed routinely for the treatment of glottic insufficiency especially due to unilateral vocal fold paralysis. There are numerous materials that are used for injection laryngoplasty, calcium hydroxylapatite being one of them. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - November 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ory Madgar, Adi Primov-Fever Source Type: research

Evaluating the quality of rigid optic videolaryngoscopy image taken through dental protection cap and its feasibility as additional barrier method against covid-19
Videolaryngoscopyscreening is essential to help assessing human larynx. The use of 70 ° optical fiber in association with image recording by analog or digital cameras is one of the methods adopted to perform this examination. Endoscopic exams can contaminate the equipment with several microorganisms.The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) reinforces the importance of developing efficient barrier methods to be adopted in videolaryngoscopy procedures. Although dental intraoral camera covers are a barrier method authorized by Brazilian health organs, it has not yet been used in videolaryngoscopy examinatio...
Source: Journal of Voice - November 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mariana NagataCavalheiro, Vinicius Ribas Fonseca, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Diego F. Costa, Lucas Viomar de Lima, Marlon Kleber Bozzo, Rita de C ássia Tonochi, Bruno Ceron Hartmann Source Type: research

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The Impact of Tonsillectomy on the Adult Singing Voice: Acoustic and Aerodynamic Measures
This study determined the impact of tonsillectomy on the adult singing voice by determining if there were statistically significant changes in preoperative versus postoperative acoustic, aerodynamic, and Voice-Related Quality of Life (VRQOL) measures. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Elizabeth S Burckardt, Robert E Hillman, Olivia Murton, Daryush Mehta, Jarrad Van Stan, James A Burns Source Type: research

The Formant Bandwidth as a Measure of Vowel Intelligibility in Dysphonic Speech
The current paper examined the impact of dysphonia on the bandwidth of the first two formants of vowels, and the relationship between the formant bandwidth and vowel intelligibility. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Keiko Ishikawa, JosseMia Webster Source Type: research

Vocal self-perception of home office workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Objective: To investigate the self-perception of vocal fatigue symptoms and musculoskeletal pain in home office workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and methods: A total of 424 individuals participated in this cross-sectional, observational, and descriptive study; they were stratified into the experimental group (EG), consisting of 235 individuals working from home office during the COVID-19 pandemic; and the control group (CG), with 189 individuals who continued to work in person during this period. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Larissa Tha ís Donalonso Siqueira, Ana Paula dos Santos, Rebeca Liaschi Floro Silva, Pamela Aparecida Medeiros Moreira, Jhonatan da Silva Vitor, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro Source Type: research

Medialization Laryngoplasty After Endoscopic Laser Cordectomy. Our Experience
Medialization laryngoplasty can be performed to treat glottic incompetence after endoscopic laser cordectomy. The aim of this study is to evaluate vocal outcome after this phonosurgical procedure and to analyze the critical aspects of the Montgomery and Gore-Tex laryngoplasty technique. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stacchini Marco, Ghirelli Michael, Stagni Gian Maria, Magnani Massimo, Gorris Christel, Wiese Sven, Ricci-Maccarini Andrea Source Type: research

Voice And Gender Incongruence: Relationship Between Vocal Self-Perception And Mental Health Of Trans Women
To verify the association between vocal perception and Common Mental Disorders (CMD) suspicion in trans women. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 24, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cirley Novais Valente Junior, Adriane Mesquita de Medeiros Source Type: research

Respiratory Particle Emission During Voice Assessment and Therapy Tasks in a Single Subject
SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted via respiratory particles. Respiratory particle emission is impacted by manner of breathing and voicing, as well as intersubject variability. Assessment and treatment of voice disorders may include tasks that increase respiratory particle emission beyond typical breathing and speaking. This could increase the risk of disease transmission via respiratory particles. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lauren Timmons Sund, Neel K. Bhatt, Elisabeth H. Ference, Wihan Kim, Michael M. Johns Source Type: research

Formant Frequencies of Adult Speakers of Australian English and Effects of Sex, Age, Geographical Location, and Vowel Quality
The primary aim of this study was to provide normative formant frequency (F) values for male and female speakers of Australian English. The secondary aim was to examine the effects of speaker sex, age, vowel quality, and geographical location on F. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yeptain Leung, Jennifer Oates, Vikt ória Papp, Siew-Pang Chan Source Type: research

Sense of Coherence and Coping Strategies in Patients With Dysphonia
To analyze sense of coherence (SOC) of dysphonic individuals considering the type and degree of dysphonia, coping strategies, and sociodemographic variables. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gabriella de Freitas Valadares, Ingrid Gomes Perez Occhi-Alexandre, Let ícia Caldas Teixeira Source Type: research

Effects of Sequentially Combined Arytenoid Adduction and Injection Laryngoplasty in Patients With Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis
Arytenoid adduction (AA) and injection laryngoplasty (IL) are major surgical options for the treatment of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). AA is a laryngeal framework surgery and IL is a soft-tissue augmentation procedure. Therefore, the effect of each intervention will not be substitutive but complementary to the other. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nayeon Choi, Younghac Kim, Bok Hyun Song, Sung Min Koh, Woori Park, Hack Jung Kim, Young-Ik Son Source Type: research

A Voice Rehabilitation Protocol With the Semioccluded Ventilation Mask in Subjects With Symptoms of Vocal Fatigue and Phonatory Effort
The present study was designed to assess the efficacy of a six-session physiologic voice therapy program with the semioccluded ventilation mask (SOVM) in a group of subjects with voice complaints (vocal effort and fatigue). (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marco Guzman, Carlos Calvache, Fernanda Pacheco, Nicole Ugalde, Vasti Ortiz, Juan Del Lago, Marcelo Bobadilla Source Type: research

Perceptual Voice Qualities Database (PVQD): Database Characteristics
To develop a perceptual voice quality database for educational and research purposes. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Patrick R. Walden Source Type: research

Correlation Between Subjective and Objective Parameters of Voice in Elderly Male Speakers
Literature review suggests that the analysis of acoustic, cepstral, and spectral parameters of voice offers excellent discrimination between the normal and pathological voices and strongly correlates with the perception of voice quality. Although the correlation between the subjective and objective voice measures can facilitate the clinician to distinguish pathological voices from normal voices, only a handful of investigations have examined the relationship between these measures in aging voices. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mahesh Soumya, Srirangam Vijayakumar Narasimhan Source Type: research

Transnasal Flexible Laryngoscopy Using Different Topical Preparations and Methods of Application-A Randomized Study
The field of laryngology has grown exponentially since the advent of the transnasal flexible laryngoscopy. Flexible laryngoscopy when performed skillfully using the proper technique, facilitates a good view of the hidden areas of the larynx. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Asha K. Joy, Ajay Philip, Suma Susan Mathews, Rita Ruby A Albert Source Type: research

The Poor Validity of Asymmetric Laryngoscopic Findings in Predicting Laterality in Vocal Fold Paresis
To determine the laryngoscopic findings most predictive of laterality in vocal fold paresis in patients with known RLN and/or SLN paresis by laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sungjin A. Song, Alena Santeerapharp, Ghiath Alnouri, Jin Park, Robert T. Sataloff, Ramon A. Franco Source Type: research

Anatomy of the respiratory system in the, “Portrait of a Musician” by Leonardo da Vinci
The object of the research is the painting, Portrait of a Musician ’’. Upon closer examination of the painting, we discovered three details. Two have the shape of trachea and bronchi and the third a larynx. By moving the details through the program Paint X we got an image of the larynx, trachea and bronchi. The larynx is presented by thyroid and cricoid cartila ge. The characteristic cartilaginous rings are distinguished on the trachea. The right and left main bronchi are also seen. In our opinion, Leonardo da Vinci reflected the elements of the respiratory system in the, Portrait of a Musician’’, t...
Source: Journal of Voice - October 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Grigol Keshelava Source Type: research

Maintaining Professional Performance Viability With Age
This study was designed to assess selected acoustic characteristics of 10 currently performing classical singers from 2 recordings; one early, and one recent. The mean age at the early and recent recording was 39 and 64, respectively, with a mean of 25 years between recordings. Vibrato rate, extent, and consistency were calculated. The singers also completed a questionnaire to determine their strategies to maintain high-quality vocal production. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Monica A. McHenry, Joseph Evans Source Type: research

Comprehensive Evaluation of Voice-Specific Outcomes in Patients With Essential Tremor Before and After Deep Brain Stimulation
This study aimed to report a comprehensive evaluation of voice in patients with ET pre-DBS and 6-months post-DBS. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kathryn W. Ruckart, Mary E. Moya-Mendez, Moeko Nagatsuka, Julia L. Barry, Mustafa S. Siddiqui, Lyndsay L. Madden Source Type: research

Dysphonia and Vocal Tract Discomfort while Working From Home during COVID-19
This study established the prevalence, incidence, characteristics and impact of self-perceived dysphonia and VTD in those working from home during COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ciar án Kenny Source Type: research

Measuring Voice Effects of Vibrato-Free and Ingressive Singing: A Study of Phonation Threshold Pressures
Phonation threshold pressure (PTP), showing the lowest subglottal pressure producing vocal fold vibration, has been found useful for documenting various effects of phonatory conditions. The need for such documentation is relevant also to the teaching of singing, particularly in view of vocal demands raised in some contemporary as well as early music compositions. The aim of the present study was to test the usefulness of PTP measurement for evaluating phonatory effects of vibrato-free and ingressive singing in professional singers. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lisa Fornhammar, Johan Sundberg, Michael Fuchs, Lennart Pieper Source Type: research

Application of 4D-CT Scanning in Differential Diagnosis of Arytenoid Subluxation and Vocal Fold Paralysis
To differentiate arytenoid subluxation and vocal fold paralysis by CT cine mode scanning combined with three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction image. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jin-an Wang, Xinlin Xu, Yanli Ma, Peiyun Zhuang, Yong Wang Source Type: research

Strain Elastosonography Measurement in Patients with Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia Compared with Healthy Speakers: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to investigate real-time elastosonography (RTE) to measure strain of the (para)laryngeal muscles in patients with primary muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) and healthy speakers. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Neda Azizi Ata, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Farzad Izadi, Saman Maroufizadeh Source Type: research

Vocal Indicators of Size, Shape and Body Composition in Polish Men
From a human evolution perspective, identifying a link between physique and vocal quality could demonstrate dual signaling in terms of the health and biological condition of an individual. In this regard, this study investigates the relationship between men's body size, shape, and composition, and their vocal characteristics. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Łukasz Piotr Pawelec, Katarzyna Graja, Anna Lipowicz Source Type: research

Coprevalence of Presbycusis and Its Effect on Outcome of Voice Therapy in Patients With Presbyphonia
To identify the coprevalence of presbycusis and presbycusis and analyze the effect of presbycusis on compliance and result of voice therapy in presbycusis patients. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ji Hye Park, Minsuk Chae, Yong-Hwi An, Hyun Joon Shim, Minsu Kwon Source Type: research

Development and Preliminary Validation of a Pain Scale Specific to Patients With Voice Disorders: The Voice-Related Pain Scale (VRPS)
Although pain is one of the complaints reported by voice patients, still there is no valid and reliable scale to evaluate pain in Patients with Voice Disorders (PWVDs). Therefore, the aim of the present study was to develop and validate the Voice-Related Pain Scale (VRPS). (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Seyed Abolfazl Tohidast, Banafshe Mansuri, Payman Dabirmoghadam, Mehran Choubineh, Rasool Bagheri, Abbas Ebadi, Hadi Azimi Source Type: research

Comparison Between Combination of Resonant Voice Therapy and Vocal Hygiene Education and Vocal Hygiene Education Only for Female Elementary School Teachers
The study compares the rehabilitation outcome of two voice intervention methods for female elementary school teachers with self-reported voice disorders. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hengxin Liu, ShengHwa Chen, Liqun Gao, Jinrang Li, Boquan Liu, Hayley Raj, Qingqing Xie, Haifeng Duan, Zhen Jiang, Yang Liu, Bangqi Chen, Yan Liu, Jack Jiang Source Type: research

In-Person or Virtual? – Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Teaching Habits of Voice Pedagogues
The social distancing measures implemented world-wide in the wake of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have forced voice pedagogues to alter their teaching habits, likely shifting from customary in-person teaching to virtual teaching. An online survey, distributed world-wide in April/May 2020, investigated how singing voice pedagogues were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The collected responses from 387 survey participants suggest that, overall, voice teachers were only moderately satisfied with having to teach virtually, indicating that virtual voice teaching is not a sufficient replacement for in-person teaching. ...
Source: Journal of Voice - October 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kristen MURDAUGH, Josipa BAINAC HAUSKNECHT, Christian T. HERBST Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Electroglottographic Signal Variability in Organic and Functional Dysphonia
To confirm the data reported in our previous studies on the analysis of the variability of the electroglottographic signal in the pathological voice; to evaluate possible differences in variability between organic and functional pathologies; to identify any distinctive/typical EGG patterns for these pathologies. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Andrea Nacci, Alberto Macerata, Luca Bastiani, Gaetano Paludetti, Jacopo Galli, Maria Raffaella Marchese, Maria Rosaria Barillari, Umberto Barillari, Cecilia Laschi, Matteo Cianchetti, Mariangela Manti, Stefano Berrettini, Bruno Fattori, Francesco Ursino Source Type: research

Cultural Competency in Voice Evaluation: Considerations of Normative Standards for Sociolinguistically Diverse Voices
This study examined objective measures of voice quality assessment of monolingual speakers of Standard American English (SAE) with sequential bilingual, native (L1) French and Spanish speakers on perturbation, noise, spectral/cepstral analyses, and compared ratings on auditory-perceptual assessment with acoustic data secondary to degree of accentedness. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Teresa Procter, Ashwini Joshi Source Type: research

Blood Glucose Estimation From Voice: First Review of Successes and Challenges
The possibility to estimate glucose value from voice would make a breakthrough in diabetes treatment: namely, remove the delay in the nonintrusive instantaneous blood glucose estimation, relieve medical budgets and significantly improve wellbeing of diabetics. In this review, different approaches have been described and systematized, in order to provide an objective snapshot of the state of the art. Since nonintrusive glucose estimation is notoriously difficult, we included a Transparence and Reproducibility Score aimed at revealing the biases in the primary research articles. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Julia Sidorova, Pablo Carbonell, Milena Čukić Source Type: research

Cepstral Measures in the Fado Voice: Gender, Age and Phonatory Tasks
Cepstral measures are sensitive to gender, age and phonatory tasks. With a cepstral measure designated as the CPP, it was possible to confirm the vulnerability of the Fado singers ’ voice. These were established at the vocal pathological threshold, which suggests a need for a direct clinical approach for these voice users. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ana P. Mendes, Nuno Nunes, Soraia Ibrahim, Ana C. Coelho, Marina A. Francisco Source Type: research

The Cutoff Point and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Voice Handicap Index in Cantonese-Speaking Population
Voice Handicap Index (VHI) has been used extensively in research and clinical settings. It has been suggested to be used as a diagnostic tool in the literature. However, little is known if it could be applied as a diagnostic tool to the Cantonese-speaking population. The study aims to establish cutoff points and the diagnostic accuracy for VHI-30 and VHI-10 to discriminate between Cantonese-speaking dysphonic and nondysphonic individuals. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eugenie Ng, Thomas Law, Eric C.-H. Tang, Fiona N.-Y. Ho, Michael C.-F. Tong, Kathy Y.-S. Lee Source Type: research

Worldwide Healthy Adult Voice Baseline Parameters: A Comprehensive Review
The voice results in acoustic signals analyzed and synthetized at first for telecommunication matters, and more recently investigated for medical purposes. In particular, voice signal characteristics can evidence individual health conditions useful for screening, diagnostic and remote monitoring aims. Within this frame, the knowledge of baseline features of healthy voice is mandatory, in order to balance a comparison with their unhealthy counterpart. However, the baseline features of the human voice depend on gender, age-range and ethnicity and, as far as we know, no work reports as those features spread worldwide. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Giovanni Saggio, Giovanni Costantini Source Type: research

Acoustic Characteristics of the Voice for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers Across the Life Span
Vocal changes occur across the life span and can be reflected in acoustic measurements. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Evelyn Alves Spazzapan, Eliana Maria Gradim Fabron, Larissa Cristina Berti, Eduardo Federighi Balsi Chagas, Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Work ability of teachers associated with voice disorders, stress, and the indoor environment: A questionnaire study in Finland
The purpose of this study was to determine whether self-reported work ability is associated with voice disorders, stress at work, and the quality of the perceived indoor environment. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hanna Vertanen-Greis, Eliisa Loyttyniemi, Jukka Uitti, Tuula Putus Source Type: research