Varying Signal-to-Noise Ratios in Adolescent Voice Therapy In our society competing noise has become part of most everyday activities. Vocal abusers need to learn to compensate for this auditory distractor. The present paper describes a voice therapy program for adolescent vocal abusers that utilizes a varying signal-to-noise ratio. Once this compensation is learned, vocal abusers can maintain ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 1991
Varying Signal-to-Noise Ratios in Adolescent Voice Therapy
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard D. Saniga
    University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • Margaret F. Carlin
    University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Richard D. Saniga, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5092.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Hearing & Speech Perception / Acoustics / Normal Language Processing / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Collaborative/Consultative Service Delivery
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 1991
Varying Signal-to-Noise Ratios in Adolescent Voice Therapy
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 179-188. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.179
History: Received December 18, 1989 , Accepted June 19, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 179-188. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.179
History: Received December 18, 1989; Accepted June 19, 1990

In our society competing noise has become part of most everyday activities. Vocal abusers need to learn to compensate for this auditory distractor. The present paper describes a voice therapy program for adolescent vocal abusers that utilizes a varying signal-to-noise ratio. Once this compensation is learned, vocal abusers can maintain an appropriate fundamental frequency and vocal intensity in their speaking voice.

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