Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Larynx Stories

2010-10-05 13:17:07

MU scientist compares classical singing to traditional Indian singing to find speech disorder treatment Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, vary greatly in technique and sound. Now, speech-language pathology researchers at the University of Missouri are comparing the two styles in hopes of finding a treatment for laryngeal tremors, a vocal disorder associated with many neurological disorders...

c1a34d4b0b71e6de1fed51748523c5071
2010-06-30 07:31:25

Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure Female zebra finches don't sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. University of Utah scientists discovered how: The males' stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to a whistle beyond the high end of a piano keyboard. "You have two variables "“ air pressure and muscle activity...

2010-02-25 14:04:38

Head and neck cancer patients receiving induction chemotherapy followed by radiation to preserve their larynx have a low-risk of severe voice disability and almost half experienced no eating or swallowing problems, according to a first of its kind study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM. Total larynx removal with permanent tracheotomy is the current standard treatment for patients with cancer of the larynx. While larynx...

82cfa73039a0e9a1e0b7647baf268a7d1
2010-01-25 07:25:00

3-D imaging differentiates how various bats generate biosonar signals Researchers at The University of Western Ontario (Western) led an international and multi-disciplinary study that sheds new light on the way that bats echolocate. With echolocation, animals emit sounds and then listen to the reflected echoes of those sounds to form images of their surroundings in their brains. The team used state-of-the-art micro-computed tomography systems at the Robarts Research Institute in London,...

2009-09-03 09:13:34

Hoarseness, also called dysphonia, is a disorder characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication or reduces voice-related quality of life. Hoarseness may affect anyone, from newborns and infants to adults of any age. A recent survey by the American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) found many Americans were unfamiliar with the possible causes and appropriate treatment for hoarseness. Almost half...

2009-09-01 08:46:41

 Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) will issue the first--and only--national clinical practice guideline to help healthcare practitioners identify and manage patients with hoarseness, also known as dysphonia. The guideline emphasizes evidence-based management of hoarseness by clinicians, and educates patients on the prevalence of this common vocal health issue."Hoarseness affects approximately 20 million people in the U.S. at any given time, and about one in three individuals...

8653b088111c051ec2729af466f0b2111
2008-09-18 08:55:00

The low timbre and enticing vibrations of a deep voice have long been considered a key element of male attractiveness. Now it seems that it's not just human females that appreciate a husky vocalization. Research published this month in PLoS One, an online scientific journal, has shown that female fallow deer are attracted to a deep call. Data taken from a deer herd in Phoenix Park, Dublin indicates that the males with high dominance status also have the deepest "Ëœgroans' (the name...

2008-02-04 16:30:01

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Our gift of the gab is all due to a small horseshoe-shaped bone suspended in the muscles of our neck, like a piece of fruit trapped in Jell-O. The hyoid bone, which is the only bone in the body not connected to any other, is the foundation of speech and is found only in humans and Neanderthals. Other animals have versions of the...

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...

2005-12-09 09:36:32

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, continuing to smoke or drink alcohol make it less likely that they'll survive, while eating a diet rich in vegetables and vitamin C improves their survival, a new study shows. "One might think, now I that have cancer, what's the point of stopping smoking? But there is clearly a benefit in doing that; it will improve your survival," Dr. Rajesh P. Dikshit commented to Reuters Health....


Latest Larynx Reference Libraries

Larynx
2013-01-18 11:20:23

The larynx is an organ that is located within the throat, commonly referred to as the “voicebox”. While the larynx is the primary organ responsible for voice production, it is also crucial in breathing and protecting the airway structures. Location and Structure The larynx is a tube-shaped organ with an average length of four inches. It is located between the hypopharynx and the trachea. It is divided into three sections labeled supraglottis, glottis, and subglottis. The skeletal...

Cricothyroid ligament
2012-07-01 19:07:37

The cricothyroid ligament makes up the largest part of the laryngeal membrane, consisting of a median (anterior) and twin lateral ligaments. The median cricothyroid ligament is a flat band of white tissue joining the cricoid and thyroid cartilages. The lateral cricothyroid ligament is also known as the conus elasticus. The main function of the ligament is to keep the cricoid and thyroid from traveling too far. This ligament is cut during emergency cricothyrotomy. Image Caption: Larynx -...

More Articles (2 articles) »