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Immediate effect of sounded blowing exercise in the elderly voice.
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PMID:  21552729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To observe the immediate effect of the sounded blowing exercise with semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVTE) in the voices of elderly subjects. METHODS: Thirty-three subjects with 65 years of age or older, with no voice or hearing disorder complaints, and with good self-perceived general health participated in the study. All participants filled in a vocal self-evaluation questionnaire. The sustained vowel /ε/ was recorded in three distinct moments: the first, denominated habitual (H), based on the subject's regular production; the second, usage (U), after one minute of continuous spontaneous conversation; the third, exercise (E), carried out after a one-minute execution of the SOVTE. After the exercise, the subjects self-evaluated the changes perceived in their voices. The recordings were edited and randomly paired, considering two moments of the same subject: H/U; H/E and U/E, for further perceptual examination of the better production by three specialized speech-language pathologists. RESULTS: There were no differences between H and U (p=0.199) and between U and E (p=0.773). However, the E production was considered better than the H production (p=0.004). In the vocal self-evaluation, most subjects (n=25, 75.8%) did not observe immediate effects in their voices after the exercise. CONCLUSION: The SOVTE produced positive immediate effects on the vocal quality of elderly subjects, observed only at the perceptual-auditory evaluation.
Maria das Graças de Paiva Siracusa; Gisele Oliveira; Glaucya Madazio; Mara Behlau
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia     Volume:  23     ISSN:  2179-6491     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101556333     Medline TA:  J Soc Bras Fonoaudiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  27-31     Citation Subset:  -    
Centro de Estudo da Voz, São Paulo, Brasil.
Vernacular Title:
Efeito imediato do exercício de sopro sonorizado na voz do idoso.
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