Preoperative and postoperative voice analysis of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty patients.

@article{Coleman1991PreoperativeAP,
  title={Preoperative and postoperative voice analysis of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty patients.},
  author={R. F. Coleman and D E Sly},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={117 12},
  pages={1345-9}
}
While clinical studies almost universally report few speech and voice complications from uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, there is a paucity of prospective studies concerned with formal acoustic and perceptual evaluation of these patients. This study compares preoperative and postoperative recordings of 32 uvulopalatopharyngoplasty patients. Fast Fourier Transform analyses were made of both long-term spectra of a reading passage and the resonant characteristics of three vowels. Fundamental frequency… CONTINUE READING