Reducing the GAP between science and clinic: lessons from academia and professional practice – part A: perceptual-auditory judgment of vocal quality, acoustic vocal signal analysis and voice self-assessment

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Codas. 2022 Aug 1;34(5):e20210240. doi: 10.1590/2317-1782/20212021240pt. eCollection 2022.


During the XXVIII Brazilian Congress of SBFa, 24 specialists met and, from a leading position on scientific research as a tool for connecting laboratory and clinic, five fronts of knowledge of the voice specialty were discussed as following: Perceptual-auditory judgment of vocal quality; 2. Acoustic analysis of the vocal signal; 3. Voice self-assessment; 4. Traditional techniques of therapy; 5. Modern techniques of electrostimulation and photobiomodulation (PBMT) in voice. Part “a” of this publication was associated with the consolidation of the analyses of the first three aspects. The trend in the perceptual-auditory judgment of vocal quality was related to the use of standard protocols. The acoustic evaluation of the vocal signal is accessible and can be done descriptively or by extraction of parameters, thus preferring multiparametric measures. Finally, the analysis of the individual himself closes this triad of voice documentation, which will be the basis for the conclusion of the evaluation, reference for monitoring progress, and evaluation of treatment results.

PMID:35920467 | DOI:10.1590/2317-1782/20212021240pt

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