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- Introduction: Voice Studies Now
- What Was the Voice?
- Object, Person, Machine, or What: Practical Ontologies of Voice
- Singing High: Black Countertenors and Gendered Sound in Gospel Performance
- Medical Care of Voice Disorders
- Fluid Voices: Processes and Practices in Singing Impersonation
- This American Voice: The Odd Timbre of a New Standard in Public Radio
- The Voice of Feeling: Liberal Subjects, Music, and the Cinematic Speech
- Trans/forming White Noise: Gender, Race, and Disability in the Music of Joe Stevens
- Voice in Charismatic Leadership
- Challenging Voices: Relistening to Marshallese Histories of the Present
- Voice Dipped in Black: The Louisville Project and the Birth of Black Radical Argument in College Policy Debate
- Voiceness in Musical Instruments
- The Evolution of Voice Perception
- Acoustic Slits and Vocal Incongruences in Los Angeles Union Station
- Tuning a Throat Song in Inner Asia: On the Nature of Vocal Gifts with People’s <i>Xöömeizhi</i> of the Tyva Republic Valeriy Mongush (b. 1953)
- The Echoing Palimpsest: Singing and the Experience of Time at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
- Laryngeal Dynamics of <i>Taan</i> Gestures in Indian Classical Singing
- Proximity/Infinity: The Mediated Voice in Mobile Music
- When Robots Speak on Screen: Imagining the Cinemechanical Ideal
- Robot Imams!: Standardizing, Centralizing, and Debating the Voice of Islam in Millennial Turkey
- Singing and Praying among Korean Christian Converts (1896–1915): A Trans-Pacific Genealogy of the Modern Korean Voice
- Building the Broadway Voice
- Epilogue: Defining and Studying Voice across Disciplinary Boundaries
Abstract and Keywords
Voice disorders are common and may be particularly troublesome for singers, actors, and other serious vocalists. Since the 1980s, the standard of medical care for patients with voice disorders has improved dramatically. Techniques of history-taking and physical examination have become much more sophisticated over the last few decades. The consequences of systemic disorders upon voice function has been recognized, and interdisciplinary voice teams have evolved to provide comprehensive voice care. Medical interventions and surgical techniques have improved substantially, and new instruments have allowed more precise surgery. Understanding and treatment of vocal aging has improved markedly. This chapter provides an overview of state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Senior Associate Dean for clinical academic specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine; he is also on the faculties of Temple University, Philadelphia College of
Research Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
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