vocal abuse


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vocal abuse

Any activity that traumatizes the vocal folds and alters speech quality and production, e.g., yelling, forceful coughing, or inducing vomiting.
See also: abuse
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In all patients of vocal nodules, vocal abuse was found to be the predisposing factor.
Vocal abuse and vocal hygiene practices among different level professional voice users in India: a survey.
Vocal abuse either occupational or habitual is a dominant precipitating factor in the causation of common benign lesions, whereas poor vocal hygiene, exposure to irritants, and primary nasal pathology also play a significant role in the etiopathogenesis of these lesions.
Chronic laryngitis is the result of vocal abuse during a period of acute laryngitis--for example, a teacher going to work and speaking/singing while he/she has a cold.
Education regarding proper vocal hygiene and hydration and avoidance of vocal abuse, misuse, and overuse is a necessary baseline.
Marton Football Club will meet with representatives from the North Riding County Football Association next Thursday to discuss the suspension of their FA Charter Standard status and their efforts to reduce vocal abuse at games.
The tension has been almost unbearable waiting for the latest round of vocal abuse, and the players must have felt this as well - hardly conducive to rebuilding confidence and encouraging adventure.
KEY WORDS: Voice Disorder Vocal Abuse Hyper functional Vocal Cord
Arbitrary detentions, confiscation of ID cards, strip-searching, the use of human shields, physical and vocal abuse - all done in the name of security, and all flouting the IDF's code of conduct.
Anyone practising such vocal abuse should be sent off for the game, just like in football.
In fact, in terms of crowd reaction, the only two Villa players who can confidently expect any vocal abuse this afternoon are Newcastle United old boy Aaron Hughes and on-loan former Toon team-mate James Milner.
Bowyer was targeted for sustained vocal abuse as a West Ham player last season and can expect more of the same tomorrow.