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This study focuses upon changes in quantifiable parameters of voice production comparing normal voices and patients with complaints of hoarseness for more than two weeks. Acoustical signals and high speed films were data sources for mathematical and physiological formulas
statistics of the voices. The software ”Glottis Analysis Tools” (Erlangen, Germany) includes acoustical measurements and data sources in Glottal Area Waveforms (GAW) and Phonovibrograms (PVG), based on high speed film data. High speed film data were captured with high speed camera and software from Wolf Ltd, Germany. Data with statistical significant difference between 12 healthy voices and 12 patients with complaints of hoarse voices in a prospective case/control study were presented. The commonly used acoustical and physiological parameters showed hardly any statistical difference between the normal persons and the persons with complaints of hoarseness for more than two weeks. This suggests that evidence on physiological and acoustical measures of voice pathology
is insufficient. Focus should be upon newer methods and tissue function.
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Author(s): Pedersen M, Jønsson A, Mahmood S and Alexius Agersted A
Voice Pathology, Phonovibrograms, Acoustical signals, Physician,Physiology,Prescription,Primary Health Organisation