The most comprehensive reference on voice care and science ever published!Substantially revised and updated since the previous edition published in 2005, Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, Fourth Edition provides the latest advances in the field of voice care and science.
In three volumes, it covers basic science, clinical assessment, nonsurgical treatments, and surgical management.
Twenty new chapters have been added. These include an in-depth chapter on pediatric voice disorders, chapters detailing how hormonal contraception, autoimmune disorders, and thyroid disorders affect the voice, as well as chapters on the evolution of technology in the voice care field, and advances in imaging of the voice production system.The appendices also have been updated.
They include a summary of the phonetic alphabet in five languages, clinical history and examination forms, a special history form translated into 15 languages, sample reports from a clinical voice evaluation, voice therapy exercise lists, and others.
The multidisciplinary glossary remains an invaluable resource.Key Features* With contributions from a Who's Who of voice across multiple disciplines* 120 chapters covering all aspects of voice science and clinical care* Features case examples plus practical appendices including multi-lingual forms and sample reports and exercise lists* Comprehensive index * Multidisciplinary glossaryWhat's New* Available in both print and electronic formats* 20 new chapters* Extensively revised and reorganized chapters* Many more color photographs, illustrations, and case examples * Fully updated comprehensive glossary* Major revisions with extensive new information and illustrations, especially on voice surgery, reflux, and structural abnormalitiesNew Chapters:1. Formation of the Larynx: From Hox Genes to Critical Periods2.
High-Speed Digital Imaging3. Evolution of Technology4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Voice Production System5.
Pediatric Voice Disorders6. The Vocal Effects of Thyroid Disorders and Their Treatment7.
The Effects of Hormonal Contraception on the Voice8.
Cough and the Unified Airway9. Autoimmune Disorders10. Respiratory Behaviors and Vocal Tract Issues in Wind Instrumentalists11.Amateur and Professional Child Singers: Pedagogy and Related Issues12.
Safety of Laryngology Procedures Commonly Performed in the Office13.
The Professional Voice Practice14. Medical-Legal Implications of Professional Voice Care15.
The Physician as Expert Witness 16. Laryngeal Neurophysiology 17. The Academic Practice of Medicine18. Teamwork19. Medical Evaluation Prior to Voice Lessons20. Why Study Music?Intended Audiences:IndividualsWhile written primarily for physicians and surgeons, this comprehensive work is also designed to be used by (and written in language accessible to) speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, acting voice specialists, voice teachers, voice/singing performers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others involved in the care and maintenance of the human voice. LibrariesIt is a must-have reference for medical and academic libraries at institutions with otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, music, nursing and other programs related to the human voice.