Effect of age on laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production
Voice -- Physiological aspects.
Speech -- Physiological aspects.
English language -- Vocalization.
AdvisorHixon, Thomas J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAn investigation was conducted to determine if laryngeal valving economy, as reflected in measures of laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production, varies across adulthood. Toward this end, sixty healthy men were studied, ten from each of six age groups--25, 35, 45, 55, 65, and 75 years (± 2 years). Results showed that there are age-related differences in laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production, and that these differences are characterized by a lower mean resistance in 75-year-old men than in younger men of the ages studied. This finding provides insight into mechanisms regarding the impact of age on laryngeal function and has important clinical implications for the evaluation and management of men with voice disorders.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Speech and Hearing Sciences