Relationship between nasal valve changes and nasalance of the voice.

  title={Relationship between nasal valve changes and nasalance of the voice.},
  author={Mustafa Gerek and Abdullah Durmaz and Umit Yusuf Aydin and Hakan Birkent and Yusuf Hidir and Fuat Tosun},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={147 1},
OBJECTIVE It is well known that the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses affect the acoustic characteristics of the voice as resonators. Any expansion in nasal valve area, the narrowest segment of the nasal cavity, affects the nasal resistance and therefore has the potential to alter the nasalance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nasal valve changes on nasalance of the voice by using an external nasal dilator strip that widens the nasal valve area. STUDY DESIGN Before-and… CONTINUE READING

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