Voice Disorders in Teachers Voice disorders are a common occupational hazard of teaching school. This article provides an overview of recent epidemiological research surrounding this high-risk occupation, identifies possible mechanisms contributing to voice disorder development including vibration overdose, summarizes recent clinical trials research evaluating treatments for teachers with voice disorders, and discusses primary prevention ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
Voice Disorders in Teachers
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  • Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2011
Voice Disorders in Teachers
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2011, Vol. 21, 71-79. doi:10.1044/vvd21.2.71
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2011, Vol. 21, 71-79. doi:10.1044/vvd21.2.71

Voice disorders are a common occupational hazard of teaching school. This article provides an overview of recent epidemiological research surrounding this high-risk occupation, identifies possible mechanisms contributing to voice disorder development including vibration overdose, summarizes recent clinical trials research evaluating treatments for teachers with voice disorders, and discusses primary prevention and the relative inadequacy of “education only” approaches.

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