Relative values of various standardized passages in the nasometric assessment of patients with velopharyngeal impairment.

@article{Dalston1992RelativeVO,
  title={Relative values of various standardized passages in the nasometric assessment of patients with velopharyngeal impairment.},
  author={R M Dalston and Earl J Seaver},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          17-21
        }
}
A series of 155 patients referred for evaluation at the UNC Craniofacial Center was studied to compare nasometric performance data obtained from the Rainbow Passage to information provided when subjects read two other standardized passages (Zoo Passage and Nasal Sentences). Nasometric findings obtained using the three reading passages were compared to aerodynamic estimates of velopharyngeal area and nasal cross-sectional area as well as clinical judgments of hypernasality and hyponasality. The… CONTINUE READING

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