Elazar Sofer

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Evaluate the effects of asymmetric superior laryngeal nerve stimulation on the vibratory phase, laryngeal posture, and acoustics. STUDY DESIGN Basic science study using an in vivo canine model. METHODS The superior laryngeal nerves were symmetrically and asymmetrically stimulated over eight activation levels to mimic laryngeal(More)
The interactions of the intrinsic laryngeal muscles (ILMs) in controlling fundamental frequency (F0) and glottal posture remain unclear. In an in vivo canine model, three sets of intrinsic laryngeal muscles-the thyroarytenoid (TA), cricothyroid (CT), and lateral cricoarytenoid plus interarytenoid (LCA/IA) muscle complex-were independently and accurately(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscle is the sole abductor of the glottis and serves important functions during respiration, phonation, cough, and sniff. The present study examines vocal fold abduction dynamics during PCA muscle activation. STUDY DESIGN Basic science study using an in vivo canine model and human subjects. (More)
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