Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2012 Apr;55(4):206-215. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2012.55.4.206.

Diagnosis and Therapy for Dysphonia in the Professional Voice User

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. synam@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Characteristics of voice problems occurring with professional voice users are not too different from those with general public. However, they react sensitively to relatively subtle changes of voice and have strong demands for their treatments as well. Consequently, treatments for the professional voice users should be implemented in the form of team approach consisting of not only otolaryngologists with plenty of treatment experience and sufficient knowledge but also speech-language pathologist, vocal coach. While treating professional voice users is burdensome and a challenging problem even to otolaryngologists rich in experience, knowledge and experience obtained through treating them will be much help for voice treatments of other general public. In this article, the authors have reviewed approaches and treatment directions for voice problems occurring with professional voice users.

Keyword

Professional voice; Dysphonia; Voice therapy

MeSH Terms

Dysphonia
Voice
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