In addition to general singing science, The Vocal Athlete is the first book of its kind to address the unique vocal and physiologic demands of commercial singing from a sound scientific and pedagogical standpoint. Historical review of classical vocal pedagogy is interwoven and transitioned to current pedagogy of CCM. Anyone who trains singers will gain insight into the current research and trends regarding the commercial music artist. Specifically, promotion and maintenance vocal wellness unique to the high demands of the CCM artist are provided for career longevity. Readers are provided additional resources on the multidisciplinary roles relative to managing vocal injury for this high risk group of singers.
The Vocal Athlete distinguishes itself from other pedagogy texts by incorporating current peer reviewed literature in the area of CCM and its studio application. Also unique to this text are chapters on body alignment, traditional and holistic medicine, the lifecycle of the voice, and the physiology of belting.
Whether a typical voice user, occupational voice user, elite vocal performer, head and neck cancer client, or an individual who has lost the ability to communicate competently and confidently due to a detrimental voice change, each patient presents a unique diagnostic dilemma: how best to return the voice to its optimal condition? This text thoroughly answers this question through explaining and illustrating the knowledge necessary to treat and manage voice disorders.
Key features to the fifth edition:Provides the history and common causes of voice disorders, introducing the interdisciplinary background essential to successful voice therapy and treatment planningDetails the anatomy and physiology of voice production to aid in identification and evaluation measuresReviews criteria for a comprehensive voice assessment, such as high speed digital imaging and videokymography tools, as well as several voice therapy approaches, including hygienic, symptomatic, psychogenic, physiologic, and eclectic treatmentsHighlights current clinical evidence that either supports or refutes popular voice therapy treatments for conditions such as papilloma, mutational falsetto, and transgendered voicePresents the pathologies of the laryngeal mechanism, organized according to ASHAs Classification Manual for Voice DisordersProvides guidance for management and rehabilitation of the laryngectomized patient, outlining the complementary roles of the interdisciplinary treatment team to manage multiple treatment goals
With numerous pieces of artwork, full color inserts, and case examples, Clinical Voice Pathology, Fifth Edition, not only maintains but also significantly improves on the standards set by its previous editions.
Genetic Hearing Loss branches into syndromic and nonsyndromic categorical directions in its coverage of the genetics behind hearing loss. Authored by 60 internationally recognized researchers, the book describes the normal development of the ear, updates the classification and epidemiology of hearing loss, and surveys the usage of audiometric tests and diagnostic medical examinations.