Bernadette Timmermans

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The goal of this study is to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of a voice-training program. Twenty-three professional voice users received voice training for 2 years and vocal hygiene education for 1 year. The voice-training program consisted of lectures, technical workshops, and vocal coaching. The European Laryngological Society (ELS) protocol,(More)
Sixty-eight students of a school for audiovisual communication participated in this study. A part of them, 49 students, received voice training for 9 months (the trained group); 19 subjects received no specific voice training (the untrained group). A multidimensional test battery containing the GRBAS scale, videolaryngostroboscopy, Maximum Phonation Time(More)
The complications during and following endoscopic excision of deep endometriosis were analysed. The data of 225 excisions performed in 212 women had been collected prospectively into a database immediately following surgery and during the follow-up visit. The data confirmed the association of severe pelvic pain and deep endometriosis, severe pelvic being(More)
The goal of this study is to define the long-term influence of vocal hygiene education and the effectiveness of voice training in 46 students. Half of the subjects, called the trained group (n = 23), received vocal hygiene education during 1 school year and voice training during 2 school years (18 months). The other half, also 23 subjects, received neither(More)
The voice quality of 86 occupational voice users, i.e., students of a high school for audiovisual communication, was assessed by means of a multidimensional test battery containing: the GRBAS scale, videolaryngostroboscopy, maximum phonation time, jitter, lowest intensity, highest frequency, dysphonia severity index (DSI), and voice handicap index (VHI). In(More)
We have demonstrated the existence and localization of two angiotensin II (AII) receptor subtypes in different regions of the rat brain using competitive radioligand binding technique. The identification of the subtypes was made by the reciprocal selectivity of DuP 753 and PD123177 for the AII-1 and AII-2 receptors, respectively. In the pituitary gland, DuP(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate if a module consisting of 6 hours of voice training is effective in future teachers. Sixty-five students, enrolled in the academic teaching program at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, participated in this study. The trained group (n=35) received 6 hours of voice training, whereas the control group (n=30) received(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In this article, we illustrate the evolution of studies that contribute to a better understanding of vocal care for professional voice users and singers in particular. RECENT FINDINGS Research on vocal hygiene is specific, focusing on concrete solutions. It has commonly been believed that hydration and vocal rest are beneficial; recent(More)
In this study 27 future professional voice users (i.e., radio students) and 53 professional voice users (i.e., radio professionals) were questioned on their vocal hygiene. Both groups differed clearly in age and in radio experience. The mean age of the radio students was 22 years, whereas the mean age of the radio professionals was 41 years; radio students(More)
In a previous study, we investigated the effect of a twofold voice-training module in student teachers. In the present study, the original training module of 3 hours of indirect and 3 hours of direct group training was expanded with a 30-minute individual counseling session for each participant. The main focus was on the effects of this threefold training(More)
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