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Voice Disorders for Children and Adults HSLS 240
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Terms to Know for Voice Disorders: Voice Disorders – disturbance of pitch, loudness, or quality in relation to an individual’s age, gender, and cultural background. Identified on the basis of a listener’s judgment rather than by any absolute or standardized criteria. Classified as organic (disease i.e. papilloma) or functional (misuse/abuse i.e. nodules).
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Medical Issues Cleft Palate Vocal Cord Paralysis Cancer of the larynx Progressive neuromuscular disease
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Cleft Palate
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Vocal Strain and Abuse Vocal Abuse use of the voice in specific activities that are harmful to vocal health (i.e.-prolonged shouting, coughing, throat clearing) Contact ulcers Vocal nodules http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.neurosurvival.ca/ComputerAssistedLearning/Speech%2520and%2520Language/intubation %2520Language/phonation_disorders_data.htm&usg=__wjg- %3Dcontact%2Bulcers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1
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Psychogenic Voice Disorders Loudness (Intensity) – a sensation based on the intensity of the sound signal. The more intense a sound signal, the greater its perceived loudness; measured in dB; disorders of
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