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Voice Science

Robert Thayer Sataloff
304 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
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  • World-leading contributions on the anatomical, physiological and mechanical aspects of voice production.
  • Aimed at a wide audience including otolaryngologist, speech pathologists, singing and voice teachers as well as professional voice users.

Covering every possible aspect of voice production, this new book provides speech-language pathologists, otolaryngologists and other members of the voice team with a thorough grounding in the anatomical, physiological and mechanical aspects of the subject, as well as an introduction to cutting-edge research in voice science.

  • Foreword.
    Johan Sundburg, Ph.D.
  • Preface
  • The Physics of Sound.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Music and the Brain.
    Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti, Ph.D., Kelly Gilrain, M.A., Elisabeth Mandel, B.A., Joseph Tracy, Ph.D., and Steven Mandel, M.D.
  • Genetics of the Voice.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Genomics and Proteomics in Voice.
    Steven D. Gray, Ph.D. Susan L. Thibeault, Ph.D., and Riita Ylitalo, M.D.
  • Laryngeal Embryology and Vocal Development.
    David H. Henick, M.D., and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice.
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Arytenoid Movement.
    James A. Letson, Jr., M.D., and Renny Tatchell, Ph.D.
  • Vocal Fold Injury and Repair.
    Susan L. Thibeault, Ph.D., and Steven D. Gray, Ph.D.
  • Cellular and Molecular Mechanics of Aging of the Vocal Fold.
    Leslie T. Malmgren, Ph.D.
  • Implications of Nutraceutical Modulation of Glutathione with Cystine and Cysteine in General Health and Voice Medicine.
    Thomas A. Kwyer, M.D., Gustavo Bounous, M.D., F.R.C.S(C), and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • An Overview of Laryngeal Function for Voice Production.
    Ronald J. Baken, Ph.D.
  • Laryngeal Function During Phonation.
    Ronald C. Scherer, Ph.D.
  • Vocal Tract Resonance.
    Johan Sundberg, Ph.D.
  • Chaos in Voice Research.
    Rajeev Bhatia, B.S.E.E., M.S., Ph.D., Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
  • Dynamical Disorders of Voice: A Chaotic Perspective on Vocal Irregularities.
    Ronald C. Baken, Ph.D.
  • Voice and Forensics.
    Harry F. Hollien

About The Author

Robert Thayer Sataloff

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 CollegeĀ–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.

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