Some Thoughts Related to Voice Therapy for Senile Laryngeous Senile laryngeous, or an age-related bowing of the vocal folds, has the potential of causing a significant vocal handicap in the aged population. Many of our patients who present with this diagnosis complain of not being able to vocally compete with background noise in social situations or spouses complain of ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 1998
Some Thoughts Related to Voice Therapy for Senile Laryngeous
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  • Joseph C. Stemple
    Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH
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Article   |   December 01, 1998
Some Thoughts Related to Voice Therapy for Senile Laryngeous
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, December 1998, Vol. 8, 6-7. doi:10.1044/vvd8.3.6
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, December 1998, Vol. 8, 6-7. doi:10.1044/vvd8.3.6
Senile laryngeous, or an age-related bowing of the vocal folds, has the potential of causing a significant vocal handicap in the aged population. Many of our patients who present with this diagnosis complain of not being able to vocally compete with background noise in social situations or spouses complain of not being able to easily hear the patient with this condition. The problem often is exacerbated by the fact that many of these individuals are widowed and live alone and do very little daily talking and also by the fact that many of their peers are hard of hearing. The condition of senile laryngeous often leads to social isolation that is emotionally unhealthy and unacceptable to the patient.
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