SIG 3 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 2, July 2011
This issue of Perspectives focuses on occupational voice disorders. Authors describe how these work-related dysphonias disrupt the lives of professional voice users and cost the global economy trillions of dollars in lost wages, medical treatment, and workers’ compensation. Advances in ambulatory phonation monitors, vocal amplification devices, and vocal treatment strategies offer promise in the prevention and rehabilitation process.
You will be able to:
- describe epidemiological research surrounding high-risk occupational voice disorders
- explain current state-of-the-art technology of ambulatory phonation monitors
- discuss different types of preventive measures to reduce the risk of occupational dysphonias
- describe the role of vocal amplification and vocal treatment strategies in the vocal rehabilitation process
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