February 05, 2008

New ADductor Spasmodic Dysphonia Audio Samples Posted

A patient with a very mild case of ADductor spasmodic dysphonia speaking a variety of phrases has been posted. The nice thing with this case is that only when saying certain "voice-weighted" phrases does the loss of vocal fluency become most apparent. The spasmodic dysphonia can be made less apparent when speaking "voiceless-weighted" phrases. Click here to hear the various audio clips.

As an FYI, the voice-weighted phrases which accentuate ADductor spasmodic dysphonia are as follows:
• Counting from 80 to 89
• "We mow our lawn all year."
• "We eat eels every day."
• "A dog dug a new bone."
• "Where were you one year ago?"
• "We rode along Rhode Island Avenue."
• "Eeee eee eee."

These voiceless-weighted phrases are MUCH easier to say for patients with ADductor spasmodic dysphonia:
• Counting from 60 to 69
• "Peter will keep at the peak."
• "We eat eels every day."
• "When he comes home, we'll feed him."
• "Tap the tip of the cap, please."
• "Keep Tom at the party."
• "See see see."

Books on voice therapy found to be a useful ADJUNCT to botox injections:

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