Balancing the Art and Science of the Singing Voice Voice therapy for elite singers developed alongside the emergence of performing arts medicine in the 1980s. By this time the field of clinical speech pathology had already established close working relationships with otolaryngologists and voice-related clinical research studies were being conducted to define treatment methods and their outcomes. In the ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2015
Balancing the Art and Science of the Singing Voice
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  • Rebecca Risser
    The Voice Clinic of Indiana, Carmel, IN
  • Disclosures: Financial: Rebecca Risser has no financial interests to disclose.
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Article   |   November 01, 2015
Balancing the Art and Science of the Singing Voice
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2015, Vol. 25, 110-115. doi:10.1044/vvd25.3.110
History: Received June 29, 2015 , Revised August 7, 2015 , Accepted August 10, 2015
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2015, Vol. 25, 110-115. doi:10.1044/vvd25.3.110
History: Received June 29, 2015; Revised August 7, 2015; Accepted August 10, 2015

Voice therapy for elite singers developed alongside the emergence of performing arts medicine in the 1980s. By this time the field of clinical speech pathology had already established close working relationships with otolaryngologists and voice-related clinical research studies were being conducted to define treatment methods and their outcomes. In the intervening years, the art of delivering various therapy techniques, coupled with the science of vocal fold wound healing, have provided speech-language pathologists who specialize in voice a new foundation on which voice therapy is predicated and has allowed clinicians and their elite voice patients to expect epithelial vocal fold changes as a result of behavioral intervention.

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