Clinical Assessment of Voice

Second Edition

Robert T. Sataloff

Details: 752 pages, Full Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-859-3

© 2017 | Available

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In Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition, Dr. Sataloff brings together a dynamic group of professionals who share his interdisciplinary philosophy of voice care. They provide an introduction to medical diagnostics and special problems with professional performers and voice users and offer a rare look at the assessment procedures used by the top voice care teams in the world. Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition, includes chapters written by individuals with specialties in laryngology, teaching of singing and acting, voice science, and speech-language pathology, nursing, and acoustics.

Starting with an extensive case history and following with the physical examination, the objective documentation in the voice laboratory, and the latest diagnostic imaging with laryngeal computed tomography and strobovideolaryngoscopy, the chapters delineate the possible diagnoses and treatment approaches that currently represent the state of the art in assessment of voice disorders. Added is current information on the medical-legal evaluation, now ever more important for the professional performer.

New to the Second Edition

  • New chapters on high-speed digital imaging, evolution of technology, magnetic resonance imaging, pediatric voice disorders, and thyroid disorders.
  • Many chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most recent practices and techniques, as well as updated references.
  • Discussion of a large number of studies that were not addressed previously and a review of the latest literature, while also retaining classic literature.
  • New information on topics such as measuring voice treatment outcomes, World Trade Center syndrome, and laryngeal effects of asbestos exposure.
  • A selection of new authors who provide an interdisciplinary approach and valuable insights into the care of vocal performers.

Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference. For practicing otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists, it is an invaluable guide for understanding the techniques for proper diagnosis and for organizing a plan of treatment. For singers and performers, knowledge of the assessment process is presented in a manner that allows them to determine what level of assessment they should pursue for the most current treatment.


"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Otolaryngology 2020 list."
Doody's (May 2020)

Foreword by Thomas Murry, PhD
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
About the Author

Chapter 1. Patient History
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 2. Special Considerations Relating to Members of the Acting Profession
Bonnie N. Raphael

Chapter 3. Physical Examination
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 4. The Clinical Voice Laboratory
Jonathan J. Romak, Reinhardt J. Heuer, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 5. High-Speed Digital Imaging
Matthias Echternach

Chapter 6. Evolution of Technology
Jonathan J. Romak and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 7. Laryngeal Electromyography
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Steven Mandel, and Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah

Chapter 8. Laryngeal Photography and Videography
Eiji Yanagisawa, Ken Yanagisawa, and H. Steven Sims

Chapter 9. Laryngeal Computed Tomography
Jean Abitbol, Albert Castro, Rololphe Gombergh, and Patrick Abitbol

Chapter 10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Voice Production System
Matthias Echternach

Chapter 11. New Dimensions in Measuring Voice Treatment Outcomes and Quality of Life
Michael S. Benninger, Mausumi N. Syamal, Glendon M. Gardner, and Barbara H. Jacobson

Chapter 12. Common Medical Diagnoses and Treatments in Patients With Voice Disorders: An Introduction and Overview
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Johnathan B. Sataloff

Chapter 13. The Effects of Age on the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Karen M. Kost, and Sue Ellen Linville

Chapter 14. Pediatric Voice Disorders
Alexander Manteghi, Amy Rutt, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 15. Hearing Loss in Singers and Other Musicians
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Joseph Sataloff, and Brian McGovern

Chapter 16. Endocrine Function
Timothy D. Anderson, Dawn D. Anderson, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 17. The Vocal Effects of Thyroid Disorders and Their Treatment
Julia A. Pfaff, Hilary Caruso-Sales, Aaron Jaworek, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 18. Psychological Aspects of Voice Disorders
Deborah Caputo Rosen, Reinhardt J. Heuer, David A. Sasso, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 19. Allergy
John R. Cohn, Patricia A. Padams, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 20. Respiratory Dysfunction
Robert Thayer Sataloff, John R. Cohn, and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 21. Pollution and Its Effects on the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 22. Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Larynx
Catherine F. Sinclair and Robert S. Lebovics

Chapter 23. Laryngeal Papilloma
Kevin P. Leahy, Oren Friedman, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 24. Sleep and the Vocal Performer
Joanne E. Getsy, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Julie A. Wang

Chapter 25. Reflux and Other Gastroenterologic Conditions That May Affect the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Donald O. Castell, Philip O. Katz, Dahlia M. Sataloff, and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 26. Bodily Injuries and Their Effects on the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 27. Performing Arts Medicine and the Professional Voice User: Risks of Nonvoice Performance
William J. Dawson, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Valerie L. Trollinger

Chapter 28. Neurologic Disorders Affecting the Voice in Performance
Linda Dahl, Jessica W. Lim, Steven Mandel, Reena Gupta, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 29. Vocal Fold Paresis and Paralysis
Adam D. Rubin and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 30. Spasmodic Dysphonia
Aaron J. Jaworek, Daniel A. Deems, and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 31. Structural Abnormalities of the Larynx
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 32. Voice Impairment, Disability, Handicap, and Medical-Legal Evaluation
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Appendix I
A. Patient History: Singers
B. Patient History: Professional Voice Users
Appendix II
A. Reading Passages
B. Laryngeal Examination
Appendix III
A. Sample Laryngologist's Report
B. Strobovideolaryngoscopy Report
C. Objective Voice Analysis and Laryngeal Electromyography
D. Speech-Language Pathologist's Report
E. Singing Voice Specialist's Report
F. Acting Voice Specialist's Report


Robert T. Sataloff

Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts.

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