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2009-06-01 21:24:18

A study of 248 participants with a median age of 82.4 found 11 percent were hard of hearing and had vocal problems, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., said hearing and vocal problems go hand-in-hand among the elderly more frequently than previously thought. It's important to realize these disabilities often occur concurrently, Dr. Seth Cohen, an otolaryngologist at the Duke Voice Care Center, said in a statement. And when they do, they can...

2009-05-31 09:34:10

Hearing and vocal problems go hand-in-hand among the elderly more frequently than previously thought, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Together, they pack a devastating double punch on communication skills and overall well-being. "It's important to realize these disabilities often occur concurrently," says Seth Cohen, MD, an otolaryngologist at the Duke Voice Care Center. "And when they do, they can increase the likelihood of depression and social isolation." Nearly...

2008-09-25 00:00:30

The breathy, hoarse voice of seniors is often considered a normal sign of aging, but U.S. doctors say it's a false perception, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Dr. Seth Cohen, an otolaryngologist at the Duke Voice Care Center found nearly 20 percent of the 248 octogenarians studied had dysphonia -- the medical term for hoarseness, weakness or loss of voice. Fourteen percent had dysphagia or painful swallowing, more than 77 percent had hoarseness and 79 percent had dysphasia -- language...

2007-06-29 12:05:26

By Meg Haskell, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 29--Add "irritable larynx syndrome" to the litany of ills related to Americans' poor health habits. Characterized by an ongoing cough, frequent throat-clearing and vocal hoarseness, the condition is on the rise throughout the country, including in Maine, and is in many cases directly related to our fatty diets and lack of exercise. Dr. Robert Sataloff, a clinician in private practice and the head of ear nose and throat studies at Drexel...

2007-02-27 15:01:04

The New York Otolaryngology Group (NYOG), recognized as one of the nation's leading otolaryngology practices, announced today that Dr. Jamie Koufman, a preeminent surgeon and academician specializing in voice disorders, has joined its medical practice to oversee its newly formed Voice Institute of New York. Dr. Koufman, one of the first full-time academic surgical laryngologists, has pioneered laser surgery of the vocal cords, performed in her office without incisions or anesthesia....


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