This preview has intentionally blurred parts. Sign up to view the full document

View Full Document

Unformatted Document Excerpt

MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC THEORY First introduced in 1843 by Johannes Muller AERO - air pressure and fow DYNAMIC - movement and change MYO - muscular involvement ELASTIC - ability to return to original state Consider how these are involved in voice production... Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP ONE Diaphragm lowered Chest cage expanded Air drawn in lungs Vocal olds are open Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP TWO Vocal olds are closed Vocal olds set to involuntarily proper length and tension or desired pitch by contraction o ve laryngeal adductor muscles Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP THREE Muscular orces collapse lungs Air is orced out o the lungs Through the bronchi Up the trachea Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP FOUR Air slows at underside o vocal olds Air pressure increases Air fow increases Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP FIVE Air pressure overcomes strength with which the vocal olds are held together Vocal olds are blown apart Pu o air is emitted Airfow rate increases again Complete obstruction not necessary to initiate phonation A space o 3 mm & minimum airfow will cause vibration Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP SIX Subglottal pressure reduced when the rst pu o air is emitted Elasticity and muscular conditions o vocal olds and Bernoulli Eect cause adduction to occur again Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory BERNOULLI EFFECT Occurs when velocity o subglottal pressure increases while approaching and passing through constricted glottis Increased velocity creates negative pressure between and just below the medial edge o the vocal olds Vocal olds are drawn together because o the negative pressure Steps in MYOELASTIC AERODYNAMIC Theory STEP SEVEN Vocal olds are symmetrical and consistent in weight and mass Because o symmetry and consistency, the process can be repeated in a periodic manner as long as air is exhaled Vocal Production Entire vocal old vibrates in normal phonation Greatest excursion occurs at juncture of anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of vocal folds Greatest amount of displacement from midline Posterior portion (cartilaginous portion) vibrates less because of weight of vocal process in the folds... View Full Document

End of Preview

Sign up now to access the rest of the document