Regional ventilation during phonation in professional male and female singers.

Traser, Louisa; Knab, Jana; Echternach, Matthias; Fuhrer, Hannah; Richter, Bernhard; Buerkle, Hartmut; Schumann, Stefan (2017). Regional ventilation during phonation in professional male and female singers. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 239, pp. 26-33. Elsevier 10.1016/j.resp.2017.01.006

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The respiratory system is a central part of voice production, but details in breath control during phonation are not yet fully understood. This study therefore aims to investigate regional ventilation of the lungs during phonation. It was analyzed in 11 professional singers using electrical impedance tomography during breathing and phonation with maximum phonation time. Our results show differences in impedance changes between phonation and exhalation in the courses of time and amplitude normalized curves. Furthermore, differences related to gender and professionalism were found in the temporal and spatial profiles of regional ventilation. For female singers (sopranos and mezzo-sopranos) the anterior region participated less at the start of ventilation, and was more stable at the midpoint compared to male singers (tenors). This might be an expression of a smaller relative movement in rib cage and anterior diaphragm, primarily in early phonation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Traser, Louisa

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1569-9048

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Weder

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2018 15:56

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 09:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.resp.2017.01.006

PubMed ID:

28109943

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Electrical impedance tomography Phonation Regional ventilation Singer Subglottic pressure

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.110934

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/110934

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