Vocal Aging / Edition 1

Vocal Aging / Edition 1

by Sue Ellen Linville
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565939026

ISBN-13: 9781565939028

Pub. Date: 10/19/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

With the growth of the aging population and the graying of the workplace, the need for expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vocal pathologies of the aging voice expands more each year. Vocal Aging provides physicians, clinicians, researchers, and students with all aspects of voice use and quality of the elderly. Covering all aspects of anatomy and physiology

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Overview

With the growth of the aging population and the graying of the workplace, the need for expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vocal pathologies of the aging voice expands more each year. Vocal Aging provides physicians, clinicians, researchers, and students with all aspects of voice use and quality of the elderly. Covering all aspects of anatomy and physiology of changes of the maturing vocal production system, this unique volume provides illustrative case histories, along with extensive referencing. The special challenges of the aging professional voice are detailed. Pointers are given on distinguishing normal vocal qualities of the elderly from voice disorders. information on the differential effects of drugs on the voice of older persons provides further diagnostic insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565939028
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/19/2000
Series:
Aging Voice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Theories of Aging. Aging of the Respiratory System. Aging of the Larynx. Aging of the Supralaryngeal System. Neuromuscular Control of Voice and Aging. Aging and Speech Breathing. Aging and Vocal Fold Function. Aging and Articulation. Aging and Speaking Rate. Acoustic Aspects of Aging Voice. Listeners' Perceptions of the Aging Voice. The Aging Voice: Normal Changes or Disease? The Aging Professional Voice. The Aging Voice: Pharmacological Effects. The Aging Voice: Endocrine Effects. Surgical Care for Voice Problems of the Elderly. Voice Therapy for the Elderly Patient: Special Considerations. Index.

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