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Abstract The European project EMFnEAR was undertaken to assess potential changes in human auditory function after a short-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation produced by UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) mobile phones. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between acoustic analysis and biopsychosocial implications of voice problems, evaluated by the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study comprised 120 female teachers with voice disorders, evaluated by videolaryngostroboscopy. 60.8% of this group were diagnosed as having(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the applicability of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) in the screening diagnostics of voice dysfunction and in the evaluation of the level of handicap due to dysphonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 165 patients with voice disorders (vocal paresis, benign vocal fold masses, and functional dysphonia) and 65(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational voice disorders are characterized by rich symptomatology, which is dominated by symptoms by the vocal tract discomfort. Therefore, in the management it is important to consider these subjective complaints. The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of using the vocal tract discomfort scale (VTD) in evaluating the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVES Occupational voice disorders are accompanied by increased tension of the external laryngeal muscle which changes the position of the larynx and consequently disturbs the conditions of functioning of the vocal tract. The aim of the study is to assess the use of osteopathic procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational dysphonia. (More)
Occupational dysphonia is mainly of hyperfunctional origin, expressed by complaints experienced in the vocal tract. The aim of the paper was to evaluate the applicability of the Polish Vocal Tract Discomfort (VTD) scale in the diagnostics of occupational dysphonia. Patients with occupational dysphonia (n = 218) and controls (n = 140) were subjected to the(More)
Treatment in a health spa with proper infrastructure and professional medical care can provide optimal conditions for intensive voice rehabilitation, especially for people with occupational voice disorders. The most numerous group of people with voice disorders are teachers. In Poland, they have an opportunity to take care of, or regain, their health during(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study has been to assess the larynx and soft tissue around the vocal tract in a group of people with healthy voice, and in a group of patients with occupational dysphonia using the new laryngeal manual therapy palpatory evaluation scale (LMTPE). MATERIAL AND METHODS The examinations were performed in a study (dysphonic) group of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of Voice Handicap Index (VHI) to the evaluation of effectiveness of functional voice disorders treatment in teachers. MATERIAL AND METHODS The subjects were 45 female teachers with functional dysphonia who evaluated their voice problems according to the subjective VHI scale before and after(More)
The article presents the role of a physiotherapist and an ostheopath in the multidimensional management of occupational voice disorders. The influence ofbiomechanical characteristics of the musculo-fascial system on vocal apparatus is described. The visual and palpating methods used in physiotherapeutic/ostheopatic diagnostics, including the assessment of(More)