The voice laboratory at the University of Navarre University Hospital has designed a novel and efficient protocol to evaluate and rehabilitate the voice of patients who have undergone laryngectomy. This involves a monitoring procedure based on patterns of phonatory flow. The study forms part of the PhD thesis by Dr Francisco Vázquez de la Iglesia. The title of the work is “Physiological Bases of the Pharyngoesophageal Segment. Characterisation of the erigmophonic voice as a function of its acoustic and aerodynamic parameters”.
Total laryngectomy is a surgical technique involving the radical extirpation of the larynx in patients suffering from advanced-stage cancer. According to Dr Vázquez, “these patients lose their capacity for oral communication, which greatly influences their quality of life. The most usual procedure for recovering the voice is the use of the esophagic voice. However, there is no diagnostic procedure enabling us to assess this quality of voice or that provides concrete rehabilitation measures that help to improve it”.
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