Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment, 4th Edition

Understanding voice problems 4By

  • Raymond H Colton PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Janina K Casper PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Rebecca Leonard PhD Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment emphasizes the physiological perspective of voice disorders—and the behavioral and emotional factors that can influence these changes. Readers will find a strong foundation in normal phonatory physiology and acoustics as well as pathophysiology arising from voice misuse, abuse, or neurological involvement. Coverage includes in-depth explorations of patient interviewing, history-taking, examination, and testing and discussions of pediatric and geriatric voice considerations. The book contains numerous illustrations, including full-color plates of vocal fold pathologies. A companion website features nearly 30 video clips that demonstrate healthy, normally functioning larynges at work, plus larynges with various pathological problems.

Key Features

  • Insightful case studies included in the diagnostic chapters help your students apply what they have learned and build critical thinking skills
  • 23 videos (7 new) demonstrating healthy, normally functioning larynges at work, plus larynges with various pathological problems
  • New critical thinking chapter questions facilitate discussion and application of key concepts
  • New key terms identified at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted and defined within the chapter
  • Numerous illustrations, including full-color plates of vocal fold pathologies

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