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Clinical Assessment of Voice

Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
395 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
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  • Covers every aspect of clinical diagnosis of voice disorders
  • Multidisciplinary approach mirrors the Voice Clinic Team
  • Contributions from a Who's Who of the world's laryngologists and voice professionals

This book provides an introduction to medical diagnostics and special problems with professional performers and voice users and offers a rare look at the assessment procedures used by the top voice care teams in the world. Detailed coverage is given to equipment, tests, and procedures, such as laryngeal electromyography, as well as the critical issues arising from psychological aspects of vocal disorders. Every aspect of assessment that clinicians are required to consider in practice is covered here


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  • Mary Moody, MA, CCC-SLP, George Washington University, Doody's Review Service:
    "Dr. Sataloff offers a dynamic and engaging journey through multifaceted procedural diagnostics including perceptual, medical (invasive, non-invasive, as well as technology and instrumentation centered), and etiology-based approaches. Unique to this book is the clear, cohesive, and functional marriage of theory and practice...Nothing in the field compares with this book...Dr. Sataloff is the first physician I have read who seems to respect the special contribution of the speech pathologist to voice intervention. Dr. Sataloff has presented the field with an in-depth, cogent, readable -- even enjoyably readable -- work. It struck me repeatedly how perfect this book was for students -- and this was before I read the preface!"

  • Foreword.
  • Preface.
  • Patient History.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Joseph Anticaglia, M.D.
  • Special Considerations Relating to Members of the Acting Profession.
    Bonnie N. Raphael, Ph.D.
  • Physical Examination.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • The Clinical Voice Laboratory.
    Reinhardt J. Heuer, Ph.D., Mary J. Hawkshaw, B.S.N., R.N., C.O.R.L.N., and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., Ph.D.
  • Laryngeal Electromyography.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., Steven Mandel, M.D., Ramon Mañon-Espaillat, M.D., Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, M.D., and Mona M. Abaza, M.D.
  • Laryngeal Photography and Videography.
    Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., F.A.C.S., Brian P. Driscoll, M.D., and H. Steven Sims, M.D.
  • Laryngeal Computed Tomography: Virtural Endoscopy —Virtual Dissection.
    Jean Abitbol, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Castro, M.D., Rodolphe Gombergh, M.D., and Patrick Abitbol, M.D.
  • New Dimensions in Measuring Voice Treatment Outcome and Quality of Life.
    Michael S. Benninger, M.D., Glendon M. Gardner, M.D., and Barbara H. Jacobson, Ph.D.
  • Common Medical Diagnoses and Treatments in Patients with Voice Disorders: An Introduction and Overview.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D.
  • Psychological Aspects of Voice Disorders.
    Deborah Caputo Rosen, R.N., Ph.D., Reinhardt J. Heuer, Ph.D., Steven H. Levy, M.D., and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Neurological Disorders Affecting the Voice.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., Steven Mandel, Ph.D., Reena Gupta, M.D., and Heidi Mandel, Ph.D.
  • Vocal Fold Paresis and Paralysis.
    Adam D. Rubin, M.D., and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., and Daniel A. Deems, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Structural Abnormalities of the Larynx.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Voice Impairment, Disability, Handicap, and Medical-Legal Evaluation.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Appendix I.
    • A. Patient History: Singers.
    • B. Patient History: Professional Voice Users
  • Appendix II.
    • Laryngeal Examination Form
  • Index.

About The Author

Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical College–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery.


Adam D. Rubin

Albert Castro

Barbara H. Jacobson

Brian P. Driscoll

Daniel A. Deems

Deborah Caputo Rosen

Eiji Yanagisawa

Glendon M. Gardner

H. Steven Sims, MD

Heidi Mandel

Jean Abitbol

Joseph Anticaglia

Mary J. Hawkshaw

Michael S. Benninger

Mona Abaza

Patrick Abitbol

Ramon Mañon-Espaillat

Reena Gupta

Reinhardt J. Heuer

Rodolphe Gombergh

Steven H. Levy

Steven Mandel

Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah

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