A Voice From the Clinic: Artifact in Voice Intensity Measurements My intent with this new column is to address issues that confront us daily in the clinic, issues directly relating to clinical practice and patient care. Contributions to this column or suggestions for future topics are welcome! Audio recordings in the voice clinic document baseline vocal status prior to ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2000
A Voice From the Clinic: Artifact in Voice Intensity Measurements
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Article   |   April 01, 2000
A Voice From the Clinic: Artifact in Voice Intensity Measurements
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 2000, Vol. 10, 4-6. doi:10.1044/vvd10.1.4
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 2000, Vol. 10, 4-6. doi:10.1044/vvd10.1.4
My intent with this new column is to address issues that confront us daily in the clinic, issues directly relating to clinical practice and patient care. Contributions to this column or suggestions for future topics are welcome!
Audio recordings in the voice clinic document baseline vocal status prior to treatment and are also a useful reference for quantifying post-treatment changes in voice. Comparing pre- and post-treatment samples assists us in answering questions such as, “Has the patient’s voice changed?” and “Has it changed in the manner we anticipated?” It is difficult for us to remember the subtleties of voice quality over time, even when we maintain good perceptual descriptions in our records. Regardless of whether improvement is fast or slow, audio recordings serve as a “reality check” for our auditory memories and help to prevent over-or underestimation of patients’ progress.
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