About The Book

Handbook of Voice Assessments embraces current best practice and the latest research on the assessment of voice by leading international clinicians and scholars in the professions. Each chapter focuses on one area of voice assessment and starts with a succinct list of the purposes of the assessment. Next, the procedure is described in an easy-to-understand and systematic format. Finally, guidelines on how to analyze the voice samples and interpret results are included.

Key Features

  • Theoretical background is restricted to a simple paragraph.
  • Detailed instructions for each voice assessment are provided, allowing the clinician to immediately implement the assessment with patients.
  • All chapters are consistent in format and terminology. Each chapter begins with the purpose of the assessment, followed by the description of procedures.
  • The book is written in a lucid and straightforward manner, to be understood readily by student speech-language pathologists and laryngologists with a variety of backgrounds and levels of expertise.
  • Each assessment method is illustrated by a case study that accompanies each chapter.

Handbook of Voice Assessments maximizes students’ and clinicians’ competence, knowledge, and effectiveness. This text is a necessary and invaluable sourcebook for every undergraduate student, graduate student, and clinician in his/her early career.

About The Authors

Estella P.-M. Ma, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Co-Director of Voice Research Laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. Upon completion of her doctoral study at the University of Hong Kong in 2003, she worked at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the University of Queensland as a lecturer before she rejoined HKU in 2006. Her research interests include instrumental voice assessments, pediatric voice disorders and voice motor learning. She publishes quality scientific articles in high-ranking journals in the field and her work is regularly presented at international conferences. She is a steering committee member of the Asia-Pacific Society for the Study of Speech, Language and Hearing and also Voice Committee member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.

Edwin M.-L. Yiu, Ph.D., is the Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He is the Founder of the Voice Research Laboratory at the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. He also holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Sydney. His major fields of research include voice analysis, efficacy of voice therapy, and complimentary and alternative medicine in voice rehabilitation. He has published extensively in the field, with over 90 publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and edited volumes. He is a regular invited speaker at international conferences in Australia, China, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is a member of the Voice Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and holds the position of editorial board member of several international speech pathology journals.

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Ray D. Kent, Ph.D.



1. Introduction
Estella P.-M. Ma and Edwin M.-L. Yiu

Section One: Aerodynamics

2. Aerodynamic Measurement of Vocal Function: Phonatory Aerodynamic System
Joseph Stemple, Barbara Weinrich, and Susan Baker Brehm

3. Monitoring Oral Airflow and Air Pressure during Speech Production: Aerophone II
Estella P.-M. Ma

4. Assessment of laryngeal airway resistance and phonation threshold pressure: Glottal Enterprises
Nancy Pearl Solomon

5. Kinematic Respiratory Analysis: Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography
Petrea Cornwell

6. Maximum Phonation Performance
Edwin M.-L. Yiu

Section Two: Vocal Fold Movements

7. Stroboscopy in the Clinical Setting: Sweden Perspective
Per-Åke Lindestad

8. Videostroboscopy: USA Perspective
VyVy N. Young and Clark A. Rosen

9. Stroboscopy in the Voice Clinic: United Kingdom Perspective
John S. Rubin and Ruth Epstein

10. Laryngoscopic Examination: China Perspective
Demin Han and Wen Xu

11. Videokymographic Examination of Voice
Jan G. Švec and František Šram

12. Quantitative Analysis of High-speed Laryngoscopic Images
Jiangping Kong and Edwin M.-L. Yiu.

13. Electroglottography: Speech Studio Laryngograph
Ruth Epstein

Section Three: Laryngeal Muscle Activities

14. Assessing Vocal Hyperfunction Using Surface Electromyography
Amy Y.-H. Wong and Estella P.-M. Ma

15. The Applications of Surface Electromyography to Assess Stressor-Evoked Changes in Extralaryngeal Functioning
Maria Dietrich and Richard D. Andreatta

16. Laryngeal Electromyography
Wen Xu and Demin Han

Section Four: Acoustics

17. Multi-dimensional Analysis of Voice: Computerized Speech Lab
Adam P. Vogel

18. Acoustic Analysis using Freeware: Praat
Cate Madill and Patricia McCabe

19. Voice Range Profile: Phog
Estella P.-M. Ma

Section Five: Resonance

20. Nasometry in the Evaluation of Resonance Disorders
Alice Lee and Tara L. Whitehill

Section Six: Auditory-perceptual Evaluation

21. Perceptual Assessment of Voice Quality: Past, Present, and Future
Jody Kreiman and Bruce R. Gerratt

22. Evaluating Voice Quality
Rahul Shrivastav

23. Auditory-Perceptual Voice Evaluation: A Practical Approach
Karen M.-K. Chan

Section Seven: Quality of Life Evaluation

24. Patient Reported Outcomes in Voice Disorders
Barbara Jacobson and Richard I. Zraick



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