Clinical Applications and Use of the Voice Range Profile Quantifying perceptual measures of normal, disordered, and exceptional voices has become more tangible through the use of Voice Range Profiles (VRP). Specifically, VRP graphic representation of a patient’s physiologic vocal capabilities by plotting frequency (x-axis) by intensity (y-axis) provides the voice clinician with another viable tool for measuring change ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2007
Clinical Applications and Use of the Voice Range Profile
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  • Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne
    Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and RehabilitationDayton, OH
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Article   |   November 01, 2007
Clinical Applications and Use of the Voice Range Profile
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2007, Vol. 17, 18-24. doi:10.1044/vvd17.3.18
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2007, Vol. 17, 18-24. doi:10.1044/vvd17.3.18
Quantifying perceptual measures of normal, disordered, and exceptional voices has become more tangible through the use of Voice Range Profiles (VRP). Specifically, VRP graphic representation of a patient’s physiologic vocal capabilities by plotting frequency (x-axis) by intensity (y-axis) provides the voice clinician with another viable tool for measuring change and therapeutic efficacy. Taking into account both the source (vocal folds) and filter (vocal tract), the VRP (Figure 1) provides clinicians and researchers with a quantitative representation of a given persons maximal and minimal vocal output. Obtaining a VRP manually (pitch reference and sound level meter) or via an automated computer program has made the VRP an easily accessible and functional for most voice clinicians and researchers. This paper will focus on the history of the VRP, its clinical utility, methodology in obtaining a VRP, and relevant clinical research.
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