Douglas F Roth

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Voice therapy changes how people use and care for their voices. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have a multitude of choices from which to modify patient's vocal behaviors. Six SLPs performed 1461 voice therapy sessions and quantified the percentage of time spent in eight component parts of indirect and four component parts of direct voice therapy across(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To examine recent advances in our understanding of the laryngeal effects of allergies with particular attention to the impact on vocal production. RECENT FINDINGS A growing body of literature suggests an association between allergies and dysphonia evidenced by the increased likelihood of singers with vocal complaints to self-identify(More)
OBJECTIVES To introduce the conceptual, theoretical, and practical foundations of a novel approach to voice therapy, called conversation training therapy (CTT), which focuses exclusively on voice awareness and efficient voice production in patient-driven conversational narrative, without the use of a traditional therapeutic hierarchy. CTT is grounded in(More)
BACKGROUND Despite anecdotal reports, no controlled studies to date link allergen exposure with a change in vocal function or dysphonia. The aim of this study was to determine whether allergen exposure in susceptible individuals impairs vocal function. METHODS The study was a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which subjects serve as(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Empiric proton pump inhibitor (PPI) trials for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) are common. A majority of the patients respond to acid suppression. This work intends to evaluate once-daily, 40 mg omeprazole and once-nightly, 300 mg ranitidine (QD/QHS) dosing as an alternative regimen, and use this study's cohort to evaluate empiric(More)
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