Voice Disorders in Teachers and the General Population: Effects on Work Performance, Attendance, and Future Career Choices
- Prevalence of Voice Disorders in Teachers and the General Population. Roy, Nelson; Merrill, Ray M.; Thibeault, Susan; Parsa, Rahul A.; Gray, Steven D.; Smith, Elaine M. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2004, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p281
Over 3 million teachers in the United States use their voice as a primary tool of trade and are thought to be at higher risk for occupation-related voice disorders than the general population. However, estimates regarding the prevalence of voice disorders in teachers and the general population...
- Acoustic Variations in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia as a Function of Speech Task. Sapienza, Christine M.; Walton, Suzanne; Murry, Thomas // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb1999, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p127
Identifies, through acoustic analysis, abnormal phonatory events associated with Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia (ADSD). Methods; Results; Discussion.
- Self-Assessment of Dysphonia. Gardner, Kristen // ASHA Leader;06/12/2001, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p16
Describes a tool developed for the assessment of the impact of dysphonia on the quality of life. Contents of the evaluation tool; Findings of a clinical trial on the evaluation tool.
- A Voice On Pause ... ALEXANDER, CHARLES // Between the Lines (10807551);3/28/2013, Issue 2113, p9
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of losing his voice.
- Personality Traits and Psychological Factors in Voice Pathology: A Foundation for Future Research. Roy, Nelson; Bless, Diane M. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun2000, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p737
It has been argued that personality, emotions, and psychological problems contribute to or are primary causes of voice disorders and that voice disorders in turn create psychological problems and personality effects. This article (a) briefly reviews the literature surrounding the role of...
- Acoustic Discrimination of Pathological Voice: Sustained Vowels Versus Continuous Speech. Parsa, Vijay; Jamieson, Donald G. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2001, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p327
Investigates the ability of acoustic measures to discriminate between normal and pathological talkers. Acoustic analysis of sustained vowel data; Acoustic analysis of continuous speech data; Results of receiver operating characteristics analysis of individual measures.
- The prevalence and impact of voice problems in primary school teachers. Caitriona Munier; Ray Kinsella // Occupational Medicine;Jan2008, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p74
Background Teachers have been identified as at increased risk of developing an occupational voice disorder. Primary school teachers are particularly at risk as they have little opportunity for voice rest during the working day. Aim To analyse the prevalence and impact of voice problems in...
- Voice characteristics of elderly college teachers: A pilot study. Boominathan, Prakash; Mahalingam, Shenbagavalli; Samuel, John; Babu, Mumudi V. Dinesh; Nallamuthu, Aishwarya // Journal of Laryngology & Voice;Jan-Jun2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p21
Background: Rise in the age of retirement for teachers has created opportunities to continue in the profession even after 60 years of age. Elderly teachers will be more prone to developing voice problems due to their continuing teaching assignments, and age-related changes in larynx. Aim: To...
- Teachers With Voice Disorders. Roy, Nelson // ASHA Leader;4/12/2005, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p8
Focuses on the increased frequency of voice disorders in teachers in the United States. Relation of the increased frequency on the voice demands of teaching school; Contribution of long periods of loud speaking to vibration overdose experienced by teachers; Use of the guiding principle to reduce...