Effect of age on laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production

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Title:
Effect of age on laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production
Author:
Melcon, Matthew Clinton, 1957-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An 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.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Larynx.; Voice -- Physiological aspects.; Speech -- Physiological aspects.; English language -- Vocalization.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Speech and Hearing Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hixon, Thomas J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffect of age on laryngeal airway resistance during vowel productionen_US
dc.creatorMelcon, Matthew Clinton, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMelcon, Matthew Clinton, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLarynx.en_US
dc.subjectVoice -- Physiological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectSpeech -- Physiological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectEnglish language -- Vocalization.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHixon, Thomas J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334084en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19244605en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16734555en_US
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