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A method to measure speaking time and speech sound pressure level.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11014937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many voice disorders are associated with vocal loading, but easy measurement of the vocal load has not been possible so far. To fulfil this need, an easily accessible method was developed and tested. Speaking time and speaking sound level can be recorded during normal work, and measurement can be made in a noisy environment. The measurement is made with a pair of modern noise exposure analysers from which the data is transferred to a personal computer, and the voice speaking time and the related sound pressure levels are calculated with a spreadsheet program. Suitable meters are available from various manufacturers. The method may be applied to measure the need of voice use in different professions, assessing a person's performance in his or her work or evaluating the effects of voice therapy on speaking performance.
Authors:
E Airo; P Olkinuora; E Sala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1021-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Phoniatr Logop     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-15     Completed Date:  2000-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422792     Medline TA:  Folia Phoniatr Logop     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland. Erkko.Airo@occuphealth.fi
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Pressure
Speech / physiology*
Time Factors
Verbal Behavior / physiology*
Voice / physiology*
Voice Disorders / diagnosis*

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