Speech status following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

  title={Speech status following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.},
  author={M B Salas-Provance and David Kuehn},
  volume={97 1},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of speech following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty surgery. Twenty UPPP subjects, all of whom exhibited obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and 15 non-UPPP control subjects participated in the study. Evaluation included measures of nasal airflow, speech recordings with listener judgments, and a questionnaire survey. Nasal resonance in the UPPP subjects was found not to be deviant by a panel of four experienced judges. The UPPP subjects were… CONTINUE READING

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