Obesity and Voice

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Obesity and Voice: Current Views and Future Trends examines obesity-related voice research and suggests future research trends on the link between weight loss, weight gain, obesity, and phonation.


Obesity is becoming one of the leading causes of disabilities and death. This unique text highlights the various means by which excessive weight, and weight loss, may jeopardize voice quality and endurance. All three components of voice production, the respiratory system and abdominal back and thoracic muscles as the power source, the vocal folds as the oscillator, and the vocal tract as the resonator, are targets of anatomic and systemic obesity-induced changes. Consequently, phonatory effects of obesity are inevitable.


Considering the epidemic nature of obesity, obesity-related voice research is a critical topic for anyone interested in conditions affecting the voice, especially professional voice users and physicians.

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About the author

Abdul-Latif Hamdan, MD, EMBA, FACS is currently a Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Head of the Division of Laryngology and Director of " Hamdan Voice Unit" at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He is the founder of the " Hamdan Voice Unit", the Lebanese Voice Association, the " Hamdan International Award" at the Voice Foundation, and the Voice Foundation Lebanon chapter. 

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; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts.

Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, has been associated with Dr. Robert Sataloff, Philadelphia Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and the American Institute for Voice & Ear Research (AIVER) since 1986. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of AIVER since 1988 and was named Executive Director of AIVER in January 2000. She is Research Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation since 1990.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
May 30, 2019
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781635502657
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
Medical / Otorhinolaryngology
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