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Impact of Sinus Surgery on Voice Quality : Case Study

Abstract : The nasal cavity contributes to voice resonance and changes in these structures can alter voice quality. The role of the sinus as resonators for voice production is still controversial. The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate acoustic changes for a professional singer before and six month after sinus surgery. We extracted the vowels /a,i,u/ from a French text and a self evaluation of voice handicap. Objective measures of fundamental frequency, formant frequencies (F1 & F2) and their bandwidth, and voice quality parameters (LTAS and H1*-H2*) were performed. No statistical differences were identified for all our measures although the patient felt an improvement in his singing voice. Our results for French language confirm what has been observed in most of the international literature in other languages. Therefore, we can provide an informed consent based on objective measures for patients undergoing sinus surgery.
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Lise Crevier-Buchman, Angelique Amelot, Mas Benedicte, Giron Mathilde, Pierre Bonfils. Impact of Sinus Surgery on Voice Quality : Case Study . JEP 2016, Jul 2016, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01404857⟩

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