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“Ma and Yiu's Handbook for Voice Assessments is a handbook par excellence, certainly destined to be a landmark in the field of voice disorders. It is a concise volume that puts valuable information in the hands of readers. The contributions by experts from around the world provide a coverage of voice assessments that is extraordinary in its range and precise in its delivery.” --From the Foreword by Ray D. Kent, PhD.
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.
Special features of the book include:
- 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.
Barbara Prakup, PhD, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Voice Foundation, (June 2011):
"This is a well-organized, practical manual for the practicing clinician or the advanced student of voice. The book is organized into seven sections covering aerodynamics, vocal fold movements, laryngeal muscle activities, acoustics, resonance, auditory-perceptual evaluation and quality of life evaluation. Each chapter is written by established experts and presents theoretical background, description of system/approach, equipment and materials, test procedures, normative data and an illustrative case study. The chapters are clearly written and give helpful “how to” information regarding the use of instrumental and non-instrumental assessment of voice. Section II is unique in that it includes international perspectives on the use of stroboscopy in the clinical setting, enabling us to learn from colleagues in various regions of the globe. Handbook of Voice Assessments is suitable as a trusted reference for practicing professionals as well as a textbook for advanced courses in voice disorders. It is a welcome and valuable contribution to the field of voice."
AudiencePrimary Subject: Speech-Language Pathology / Voice and Voice Therapy
Secondary Subject: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery / Laryngology
Audience Level: Professional
Foreword by Ray D. Kent, Ph.D.
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
6. Maximum Phonation Performance
Edwin M.-L. Yiu
Section Two: Vocal Fold Movements
7. Stroboscopy in the Clinical Setting: Sweden Perspective
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
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
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
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.