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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The present research compares the efficacy of using the Dysphonic Severity Percentage (DSP) scale to the equal-appearing interval scale posttherapy. The initial pretherapy investigation was conducted to determine a more quantitative measure to rate the severity of dysphonia perceptually, because rating scales have shown considerable(More)
Rating scales to determine the severity of dysphonia have shown considerable inter-rater variability. The objective of this study, therefore, was to investigate a more quantitative measure to perceptually rate the severity of dysphonia. The study was conducted on 10 participants with abuse-related dysphonia in two conditions, spontaneous speech, and(More)
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