Effects of voice training and voice hygiene education on acoustic and perceptual speech parameters and self-reported vocal well-being in female teachers.

@article{Ilomaki2008EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of voice training and voice hygiene education on acoustic and perceptual speech parameters and self-reported vocal well-being in female teachers.},
  author={Irma Ilomaki and Anne-Maria Laukkanen and Kirsti Leppanen and Erkki Vilkman},
  journal={Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={83-92}
}
Voice education programs may help in optimizing teachers' voice use. This study compared effects of voice training (VT) and voice hygiene lecture (VHL) in 60 randomly assigned female teachers. All 60 attended the lecture, and 30 completed a short training course in addition. Text reading was recorded in working environments and analyzed for fundamental frequency (F0), equivalent sound level (Leq), alpha ratio, jitter, shimmer, and perceptual quality. Self-reports of vocal well-being were… CONTINUE READING