Articles about Working Conditions

Voice Changes in Real Speaking Situations During a Day, With and Without Vocal Loading: Assessing Call Center Operators
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 247.e1-247.e11

Occupational-related vocal load is an increasing global problem with adverse personal and economic implications. We examined voice changes in real speaking situations during a single day, with and without vocal loading, aiming to identify an objective acoustic index for vocal ...

Working Conditions and Workplace Barriers to Vocal Health in Primary School Teachers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e31-127.e41

The purpose of this study was to identify the working conditions and workplace barriers to vocal health in primary school teachers. The relationship between working conditions and voice is analyzed. An 85-item questionnaire was administered to 550 primary school teachers ...

Is Playing in the Pit Really the Pits?: Pain, Strength, Music Performance Anxiety, and Workplace Satisfaction in Professional Musicians in Stage, Pit, and Combined Stage/Pit Orchestras
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2016) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 1-7

Typically, Australian orchestral musicians perform on stage, in an orchestra pit, or in a combination of both workplaces. This study explored a range of physical and mental health indicators in musicians who played in these different orchestra types to ascertain ...

Teachers' Voice Disorders and Loss of Work Ability: A Case-Control Study
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 209-217

Teachers constitute a profession with a high occurrence of voice disorders due to the occupation's intense vocal demands and unfavorable work environment. Purpose: To identify the association between voice disorders and work ability among teachers from public schools in São ...

Musical Theatre: The Hazards of the Performer's Workplace
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2015) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-7

Being a musical theatre performer requires excellence in the combined skills of dancing, singing, and acting, and artists undergo rigorous training in these disciplines in order to achieve the professional standards expected by a discerning audience. However, the performer has ...

Medical Costs and Productivity Costs Related to Voice Symptoms in Colombian Teachers
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 776.e15-766.e22

Objectives: To investigate the medical costs and productivity costs of voice symptoms among teachers and to assess the contribution of the characteristics of voice symptoms, sociodemographic characteristics, health conditions, and work-related factors to these costs. In 2012, we conducted a ...