The Relationship Between Voice and Breathing in the Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders Coordination between the larynx and lower airways is essential for normal voice production. Dyscoordination may contribute to myriad voice problems. The current study provides an overview of respiratory and laryngeal physiology as it relates to normal and disordered voice production, as well as a review of phonatory aerodynamic assessment practices. ... Article
Article  |   November 14, 2016
The Relationship Between Voice and Breathing in the Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ali Lewandowski
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Amanda I. Gillespie
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Financial: Ali Lewandowski and Amanda I. Gillespie have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Ali Lewandowski and Amanda I. Gillespie have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Ali Lewandowski and Amanda I. Gillespie have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Ali Lewandowski and Amanda I. Gillespie have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 3
Article   |   November 14, 2016
The Relationship Between Voice and Breathing in the Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2016, Vol. 1, 94-104. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG3.94
History: Received May 1, 2016 , Revised July 8, 2016 , Accepted July 21, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2016, Vol. 1, 94-104. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG3.94
History: Received May 1, 2016; Revised July 8, 2016; Accepted July 21, 2016

Coordination between the larynx and lower airways is essential for normal voice production. Dyscoordination may contribute to myriad voice problems. The current study provides an overview of respiratory and laryngeal physiology as it relates to normal and disordered voice production, as well as a review of phonatory aerodynamic assessment practices. Finally, the integration of voice and breathing in common voice therapy programs is explored.

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