Vertical laryngeal position and oral pressure variations during resonance tube phonation in water and in air. A pilot study.
2015 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, E-ISSN 1651-2022Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Resonance tube phonation in water (RTPW) is commonly used in voice therapy, particularly in Finland and Sweden. The method is believed to induce a lowering of the vertical laryngeal position (VLP) in phonation as well as variations of the oral pressure, possibly inducing a massage effect. This pilot study presents an attempt to measure VLP and oral pressure in two subjects during RTPW and during phonation with the free tube end in air. VLP is recorded by means of a dual-channel electroglottograph. RTPW was found to lower VLP in the subjects, while it increased during phonation with the tube end in air. RTPW caused an oral pressure modulation with a bubble frequency of 14-22 Hz, depending mainly on the depth of the tube end under the water surface. The results indicate that RTPW lowers the VLP instantly and creates oral pressure variations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015.
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180412DOI: 10.3109/14015439.2015.1028101ISI: 000379958300004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84977512180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180412DiVA: diva2:893725
QC 201608122016-01-132016-01-132016-08-12Bibliographically approved