18. Voice Disorders: An Overview for Emergency Physicians

  1. Michael I. Greenberg MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACPM, FACOEM
  1. Robert T. Sataloff MD, DMA, FACS and
  2. Mary J. Hawkshaw BSN, RN, CORLN

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329629.ch18

Occupational Emergency Medicine

Occupational Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Sataloff, R. T. and Hawkshaw, M. J. (2011) Voice Disorders: An Overview for Emergency Physicians, in Occupational Emergency Medicine (ed M. I. Greenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329629.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180719

Online ISBN: 9781444329629

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Keywords:

  • occupational diseases;
  • music;
  • speech;
  • voice;
  • voice quality;
  • voice disorders

Summary

Professional voice users include not only singers and actors, but also attorneys, politicians, clergy, educators (including some physicians), telephone receptionists, and others. This chapter helps the emergency physician understand the special needs and problems associated with various voice-dependent professions and the current standard of care for all patients with complaints and disorders of voice and speech. It covers the anatomy, physiology, psychology, and psychoacoustics of voice production to help emergency physicians care for a patient's voice problems and to provide good medical care by recognizing systemic diseases that present with laryngeal manifestations.