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Welcome to the 2017 Northwest Voice Conference: The Art & Science of the Performing Voice! The conference is in Alder Auditorium at 1310 40th St NE, west of the UW Campus.
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Friday, April 21 • 10:45am - 11:00am
Submitted Paper: Hearing Vocal Nodules and Polyps

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Lesions and swellings located on the central vocal cord’s vibratory margin are almost always located in the midportion, presumably the location where vocal cords encounter the greatest impact. It is relatively easy to detect this type of injury by listening to the voice at various pitches and volumes. Patients can even learn to monitor the size of the swelling by regularly performing these vocal tests on their own. Outcome objectives - Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to. … understand how to vary pitch and volume during an audible examination of the voice in order to detect vocal swellings. … understand how to monitor the size of a vocal swelling by listening to a voice Vocal capabilities testing is a clinical method of listening to the voice while varying pitch and volume and noting where vocal impairments occur. Each type of vocal cord vibratory impairment will have a different pattern which is detectable merely by listening, even before putting an endoscope into a patient. The pattern of vibratory impairment for nodules and polyps is one of the easiest to detect.

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James Thomas, MD

Physician, James P Thomas MD
James P. Thomas, M.D. has practiced laryngology since 1998, after studying with numerous experts in the field from Europe to China, among them Robert Bastian, Guy Cornut, Marc Bouchayer, Steven Zeitels and Murray Morrison. He is well known around the world for his website voicedo... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.