Articles about Voice Disorders

Descriptive Epidemiology of Voice Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life Burden
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 74-87

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease which may adversely affect phonatory function. This study aimed to establish the prevalence, risks, and quality of life effects of voice disorders in RA. One hundred individuals with RA underwent a telephone ...

Cricothyroid Muscle Botulinum Toxin Injection to Improve Airway for Bilateral Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis, A Case Series
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 96-99

Bilateral vocal fold paralysis most commonly results from iatrogenic trauma to the recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgical procedures in the anterior neck. Patients may require tracheostomy because of acute or gradual onset of dyspnea and airway compromise. The intralaryngeal injection ...

Formant Frequencies and Bandwidths in Relation to Clinical Variables in an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Population
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 21-29

We investigated whether differences in formants and their bandwidths, previously reported comparing small sample population of healthy individuals and patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), are detected on a larger population representative of a clinical practice scenario. We examine possible ...

Behavior Assessment Battery: A Pilot Study of the Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates Surrounding Spasmodic Dysphonia
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 53-60

This study investigates if adults with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) report to experience anxiety and voice problems in particular situations, indicate the presence of negative speech-associated attitude, and/or the use of coping behaviors, by means of the Behavior Assessment Battery ...

Is Menstrual Dysphonia Associated With Greater Disability and Lower Quality of Life?
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 88-92

The aim of the present study had been to examine the relationships between menstrual dysphonia and measures of psychosocial distress, in a sample of female professional voice users. This is a prospective study of 52 consecutive professional voice users, aged ...

In-Office Excision En Masse of a Vocal Process Granuloma Using the Potassium-Titanyl-Phosphate Laser
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 93-95

In-office laryngeal surgery is taking on a more commonplace role in the treatment of laryngeal disorders. The potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser has been a resourceful adjunct to the management of patients with mucosal lesions of the vocal cords. However, a paucity ...

The First Application of the Two-Dimensional Scanning Videokymography in Excised Canine Larynx Model
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-4

Evaluation of the vibratory pattern of vocal folds is of paramount importance to diagnose vocal fold disorders. Currently, laryngeal videokymography (VKG) and digital kymography from high-speed videolaryngoscopy are the available techniques for studying aperiodic vibrations of vocal folds. But VKG ...

The Effect of Moving Window on Acoustic Analysis
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 5-10

Objective: To investigate the effects of the moving window method on acoustic measures and discrimination ability between normal and disordered voices. Fifty-three normal voices and 50 disordered voices were recruited. Three selection methods, the moving window method, the mid-vowel method, ...

Indoor Air Problems and Hoarseness in Children
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 109-113

A well-functioning voice is becoming increasingly important because voice-demanding professions are increasing. The largest proportion of voice disorders is caused by factors in the environment. Moisture damage is common and can initiate microbial growth and/or diffusion of chemicals from building ...

Linguistic Adaptation, Reliability, Validation, and Responsivity of the Chinese Version of Reflux Symptom Index
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 104-108

Currently, there is no cost-effective tool available to diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in the developing country of China. The aim of this study was to achieve a linguistic adaptation of the Chinese version of the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI-CH). A ...