The Use of the Twang Technique in Voice Therapy Aryepiglottic narrowing is an important component in both resonant voice and twang therapy techniques. While resonant voice is considered a well-established standard in voice therapy, twang remains the subject of debate. The hesitation toward the use of twang therapy is unclear. Potential explanations include lack of familiarity and inadequate experience ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2014
The Use of the Twang Technique in Voice Therapy
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  • Joanna Lott
    Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt Voice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Joanna Lott

    Disclosure: Financial: Joanna Lott has no financial interests to disclose.

    Nonfinancial: Joanna Lott has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.

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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2014
The Use of the Twang Technique in Voice Therapy
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2014, Vol. 24, 119-123. doi:10.1044/vvd24.3.119
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2014, Vol. 24, 119-123. doi:10.1044/vvd24.3.119

Aryepiglottic narrowing is an important component in both resonant voice and twang therapy techniques. While resonant voice is considered a well-established standard in voice therapy, twang remains the subject of debate. The hesitation toward the use of twang therapy is unclear. Potential explanations include lack of familiarity and inadequate experience or training with the technique. Moreover, concerns have been raised that twang could be vocally injurious due to the required constriction within the vocal tract. There is evidence that twang therapy is an effective voice therapy tool. However, the appropriateness of its application has not yet been well-defined.

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