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Voice Overuse

Vocal Abuse


Presentation

  • Hume & Wegman elaborate on this subject on their poster "Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program," that was presented at the 2016 Annual ASHA Convention, November 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA.[talktools.com]
  • Results may vary depending on how long the nodules have been present and patient compliance with the therapy program.[entlondon.co.uk]
  • A good Example of using actor’s Crossover was Jennifer Hale, the Actress who played the female Shepard in Mass Effect Trilogy, she was also present in the same Company’s Major Series Dragon age, specifically in the Last one, she played Cremisius Aclassi[instageeked.com]
  • Descriptive voice terminology will be italicized for each condition presented.[professionalvoice.org]
  • If dehydrated, mucus is thick Edema (swelling) can also be present Non-functional/behavioral causes: virus, bacteria, fungi, allergens, acid reflux, etc Functional causes: overuse, abuse & misuse[quizlet.com]
Fishing
  • Vitamin A and many other vitamins are naturally found in foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squash, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver. 5 Vitamin C helps prevent colds and sore throat as well,[visihow.com]
Hunting
  • […] in another game, or use him/her excessively as a supporting role, like how they did with Alastair Parker, the Actor who Played Blackwall From Dragon age Inquisition, Blackwall was a Key Character in Dragon age, but when I played The Witcher 3: Wild hunt[instageeked.com]
Italian
  • Cristina Scabbia Lead Vocalist in Italian Gothic Metal Band Lacuna Coil 'When I am getting ready to leave for a tour (or a recording) I ALWAYS make sure I pack few boxes of Vocalzone to take them with me.[vocalzone.com]
Hoarseness
  • Vocal characteristics often include hoarseness, breathiness, diplophonia (audible perception of two distinct pitches), and stridor (noisy breathing).[entlondon.co.uk]
  • Consult your doctor if you experience throat discomfort or hoarseness for more than fourteen days.[newswise.com]
  • Singer's vocal technique problems that result from vocal dysfunction (laryngitis, hoarseness, nodules, etc.).. A. Inability to bridge easily between registers. B. A voice quality that is breathy, hoarse, raspy, and gravelly. C.[ent-consult.com]
  • Credit: biglifejournal.com LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY Photos from The Speech Practice's post Having a cold, yelling or talking too loudly can cause a hoarse voice.[thespeechpractice.com]
  • The AAO-HNSF guidelines for hoarseness identify that "voice therapy is a well established effective intervention for hoarseness ."[mainespeechtherapy.org]
Stridor
  • Vocal characteristics often include hoarseness, breathiness, diplophonia (audible perception of two distinct pitches), and stridor (noisy breathing).[entlondon.co.uk]
  • Airway problems: Shortness of breath with exertion, noisy breathing (stridor), and ineffective or pour cough. Swallowing problems: Choking or coughing when swallowing food, drink, or even saliva, and food sticking in throat.[pacific-ent.com]
  • PVFM results in stridor during breathing, caused by abnormal vocal fold movement. Difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath and throat muscle tightness may accompany PVFM.[mainespeechtherapy.org]
  • Vocal cord immobility - laryngeal nerve palsy (depending on the position of the cords) or cricoarytenoid joint disease. [ 2 ] Possible signs of laryngeal obstruction are: Dyspnoea, stridor, wheeze, exertional dyspnoea, anxiety or signs of hypoxia.[patient.info]
  • Return to top of Page PARADOXICAL VOCAL CORD DYSFUNCTION (VCD) Paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction or VCD is a condition which leads to shortness of breath or stridor (high pitched or gasping sounds coming from the throat).[ohsu.edu]
Productive Cough
  • The safest and most efficient way to clear mucus is by using a gentle, breathy, productive cough where there is high airflow with little sound.[nafme.org]
Nausea
  • Chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting. A good, healthy diet is vital when recuperating from cancer, so it's important that adequate nutrition be maintained throughout the treatment.[medbroadcast.com]
  • This is because of the concern for overuse, and possible drug interactions and side effects. ( 10 ) Some common side effects of PPIs include dizziness, constipation, coughing and a choking sensation, headache, nausea, muscle cramps, rapid heart rate,[draxe.com]
Gagging
  • It'll be a sad, sad day when she's lost to the world. johnpost 09-20-2012, 08:24 AM if i might notice it for a second then no problem. the show is multilayed with sight gags and clever script there is always something(s) to pay attention to. oh look,[boards.straightdope.com]
Blister
  • They may vary in size and will often be classified as either “sessile” (close to the tissue, like a blister) or pedunculated” (attached to a slim stalk).[entlondon.co.uk]
  • Try and sing on those and you can cause vocal nodules (blisters) that can cause long-lasting damage. Shut down your sound and wait for a full recovery before you start back to singing on this one. 8.[voicelessonstogo.com]
  • Nodules on Vocal Cords A similar situation can develop involving a "blister like" fluid-filled kind of protrusion called a POLYP.[melissacross.com]
  • "This kind of injury is likely to be a kind of small blood blister that forms on the vocal cords," says Davis. "Long-term voice misuse can cause nodules to form.[betternutrition.com]
  • Nodules and polyps are basically callouses and blisters of the vocal cords. Like skin, if you rest your vocal folds, the acute swelling may resolve. More chronic swelling may not completely resolve.[voicedoctor.net]
Tinnitus
  • In addition to improving your ability to listen and understand in changing environments, new technology offers many additional features including: wireless Bluetooth technology, customizable tinnitus relief and rechargeable batteries. Q.[timetohear.com]
  • Tinnitus Therapy Tinnitus is hearing a noise or ringing in the ears, often caused by hearing loss, noise exposure, medications, or an inner ear problem.[alamoent.com]
Anger
  • Inappropriate or unresolved coping mechanisms for negative emotions (anger, fear, sadness, nervousness) can lead to bottled up anger, explosive outbursts or irrational behaviour, accompanied by loud, forceful voice use. shouting, cheering and screaming[speech-language-therapy.com]
  • Causticum : Laryngitis from exposure to cold, from paralysis of laryngeal muscles, from overuse in singers, from anger or grief. One of the most commonly used remedies for laryngitis. Chronic hoarseness after acute laryngitis.[homeopathycenter.org]
Forgetful
  • Don't forget to take a breath! Speak slowly and breathe often. Avoid squeezing out the last few words of a thought without sufficient breath. 6. Use soft voices and cut out the "special effects."[newswise.com]
  • Don’t forget, Vocalzone should always be used in complement with your voice care routine, and should never replace it![vocalzone.com]
  • Do not forget to add honey to make these herbal cures more effective. • Gargling with warm water mixed with half a teaspoon of salt is a highly beneficial natural remedy for Lost Voice treatment at home.[speedyremedies.com]
  • And don’t forget your regular shift breaks, which are ideal times to rest your voice. These longer breaks are even more important if you are not able to structure your phone calls to include “micro breaks.”[dukehealth.org]
Grunting
  • During workouts, breathe slowly and avoid grunting. 4. Maintain moisture in your throat. Stay away from cigarettes and drink plenty of non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages. Cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine will dry your throat. 5.[newswise.com]
  • : grunting while load-bearing, for example in a football scrum or while weight training, puts a sudden shock through the vocal cords as they "fix" into position to create a vacuum in order to "take the weight". throat clearing: the chronic throat clearing[speech-language-therapy.com]
  • Unnecessary sounds—say, grunting at the gym or clearing your throat—can add to the damage.[menshealth.com]
Confusion
  • Dragon age, but when I played The Witcher 3: Wild hunt, almost every extra non-crucial NPC was voiced by him, it was Seriously annoying hearing his voice over and over once as an elf, again as a scumbag human, another as a greedy dwarf, it was really confusing[instageeked.com]
  • Do not confuse being a 6 or a 7 with anything bad. This is a wonderful personality.[voicedoctor.net]
  • Diagnosis : benign smoker's polyp History : insidious onset voice changes seen almost exclusively in women, whose voice is often confused with a man's over the telephone.[professionalvoice.org]
Speech Disorders
  • Clinical forms and templates are included for use in assessing and treating various speech disorders.[books.google.com]
  • A speech disorder resulting in impaired utterance of sounds by the vocal folds. An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice. Any speech disorder involving problems of voice quality, pitch, or intensity.[icd10data.com]
Language Delays
  • Research evidence shows that children with language delays and verbal dyspraxia benefit from shared neural connections and a structured predictable ...[thespeechpractice.com]

Treatment

  • Case Studies teach students to analyze and describe disordered voices and engage in diagnostic and treatment plan processes.[books.google.com]
  • Treatment Reinke’s edema does not generally improve with voice therapy, and surgical removal is often recommended. Pre- or post-surgical voice therapy may be recommended by your physician.[entlondon.co.uk]
  • Medical treatment may be necessary.[vocaladvancement.com]
  • Overuse, misuse, lack of air support, straining, screaming, excessive clearing of the throat, excessive coughing or even choking on a piece of food, if ignored, can lead to an injury that may need prolonged vocal rest and/or surgical treatment.[dolcenter.net]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis Vocal cord nodules, although they can certainly impair one’s speaking and singing ability, rarely harm one’s general health.[entlondon.co.uk]
  • Sometimes special testing known as laryngeal electromyography (EMG) may be used to define which, if any nerves are involved and what the prognosis for recovery is.[med.unc.edu]
  • Prognosis If you are willing to make lifestyle changes to treat your chronic laryngitis, the outlook is usually very good. This is especially true for people whose chronic laryngitis is related to smoking, alcohol, work exposure or voice abuse.[drugs.com]

Etiology

  • Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'.[icd10data.com]
  • Table 2: Results of the Voice Disorders Etiology (Causes) Study Inflammatory disease (e.g., reflux and respiratory infections) 75% Neuromuscular disease (e.g., paralysis, bowing, thinning, SD) 50% Neoplastic growths (e.g., polyps, nodules, papillomas,[voiceinstituteofnewyork.com]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology A retrospective analysis of data from a large American claims database found that of almost 55 million individuals, 536,943 patients (ages 0 to 65 years) were given a dysphonia diagnosis (point prevalence rate of 0.98%). [ 3 ] One study screening[patient.info]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Hume & Wegman elaborate on this subject on their poster "Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program," that was presented at the 2016 Annual ASHA Convention, November 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA.[talktools.com]
  • In honor of the tired, overused or recovering voice, I have put together a list of 12 Tips to prevent or recover from a tired, overused singing voice.[voicelessonstogo.com]
  • They are essential to prevent damage or strain to the vocal chords, which can lead to long-term issues. 15 minutes before the event would be a good time to warm up your vocals folds.[visihow.com]
  • Overview Treatment VoiceTherapy Prevention Laryngoscopy/Stroboscopy LEMG Phonomicrosurgery Laryngeal Framework Surgery and Augmentation Prevention of Voice Disorders – Avoid Risk Factors and Maintain Voice Health Most voice disorders are preventable.[voicefoundation.org]
  • This information is also helpful for parents and teachers to prevent voice disorders. We should ALL model desirable vocal behaviors; it’s a win-win! Boone, D., & McFarlane, S. (2014).[katzspeech.com]

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