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Voice Science

Second Edition
Robert Thayer Sataloff
347 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
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Voice Science, Second Edition was designed to provide speech-language pathologists and other members of the voice team with a thorough grounding in the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical aspects of voice production, as well as an introduction to cutting-edge research in voice science. This book is a valuable asset for teachers and students in communication sciences, as well as otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing and voice teachers, and professional voice users.

An explosion of new knowledge has occurred in our time in the field of voice. The voice is one of our most critical communication tools. Therefore, voice disorders have a large impact on daily life for a great number of people. The interdisciplinary expertise of numerous authors has been invaluable in the preparation of this text. The book opens with introductory information about the physics of sound, and it goes on to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the voice, including neuroanatomy and the mechanics of vocal fold aging. It ends with chapters on voice care, exercise physiology, and forensic voice care.

New to this edition:

  • New chapters on topics such as laryngeal development and on exercise physiology, which is critical to understanding voice training and rehabilitation.
  • Substantial additions to chapters on medical genetic issues, clinical anatomy and physiology, and processing of musical information.
  • References have been updated throughout to reflect the current literature.
  • A selection of new authors who provide an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Many chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most recent information.

Voice Science, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference.

Foreword by Johan Sundberg
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
About the Author

Chapter 1. The Physics of Sound
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 2. Formation of the Larynx: From Hox Genes to Critical Periods
Jeffery T. Laitman, Drew M. Noden, and Thomas R. Van De Water

Chapter 3. Laryngeal Embryology and Vocal Development
David H. Henick and Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 4. Genetics of the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 5. Genomics and Proteomics in Voice
Vidisha Mohad, Susan L. Thibeault, Ritta Ylitalo, and Steven D. Gray

Chapter 6. Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
Robert Thayer Sataloff

Chapter 7. Laryngeal Neurophysiology
Christy L. Ludlow

Chapter 8. Music and the Brain
Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti, Robert Rider, Michael E. Keesler, and Steven Mandel

Chapter 9. Arytenoid Movement
James A. Letson, Jr. and Renny Tatchell

Chapter 10. Vocal Fold Injury and Repair
Sharon S. Tang and Susan L. Thibeault

Chapter 11. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging of the Vocal Fold
Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster and Leslie T. Malmgren

Chapter 12. An Overview of Laryngeal Function for Voice Production
R. J. Baken

Chapter 13. Laryngeal Function During Phonation
Ronald C. Scherer

Chapter 14. Vocal Tract Resonance
Johan Sundberg

Chapter 15. Chaos in Voice Research
Rajeev Bhatia, Robert Thayer Sataloff, and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Chapter 16. Dynamical Disorders of Voice: A Chaotic Perspective on Vocal Irregularities
R. J. Baken

Chapter 17. Exercise Physiology: Perspective for Vocal Training
Mary J. Sandage and Matthew Hoch

Chapter 18. 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 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.

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