Latest Larynx Stories
From a baby's first blurted "bowl!'" for the word "ball" to the whispered goodbye of a beloved elder, the capacity for complex vocalizations is one of humankind's most remarkable attributes -- and perhaps one we take for granted most of our lives.
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.
Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure.
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.
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.
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.
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 low timbre and enticing vibrations of a deep voice have long been considered a key element of male attractiveness. Now it seems that itâ€™s not just human females that appreciate a husky vocalization.
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By Meg Haskell, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 29--Add "irritable larynx syndrome" to the litany of ills related to Americans' poor health habits.
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...
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 -...