International Perspectives on Voice Disorders
Edited by: Edwin Man-Lai Yiu
This book provides a state-of-the-art account of voice research and issues in clinical voice practice. The contributors are all voice experts and bring a range of international perspectives to the volume, which includes chapters focusing on Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, the UK and the USA. This is a pioneering work that brings together previously unpublished cutting-edge research and evaluations of clinical practice.
This work is an exceptional compendium of insights and opinions provided by voice experts from around the world. It provides a unique vision of current concepts in voice care and research, as well as guidance on questions that require future study.
Modern approaches to voice rehabilitation are founded on research and theory, but they are tempered by and delivered in different cultural ecologies, meet varying needs, and are supported by different resources. We all have much to learn from our global neighbors, and this collection helps us to do so.
I heartily congratulate Dr. Yiu for having the foresight and determination to produce International Perspectives on Voice Disorders. This unique collection of reports from around the world fills a critical need as voice patients travel more freely between countries seeking care, and international collaboration in voice research continues to grow.
The book contains 17 chapters from different areas of anatomy and therapeutic voice research in the world. They were written by some of the finest researchers our each area has to offer. This book is appropriate for researchers in the field for physician's otolaryngologist, speech language pathologist and other areas like psychology, linguistics, alternative medicine and voice teachers in order to understand more the research on voice disorders. Though it is technical, it offers extensive and actualized details to ensure clarity in the writing, while also educating to the reader on the particular topic.
the LINGUIST List 25.1623 (2014)
Edwin Yiu obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland and is currently a professor in speech pathology with the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary and Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. He has published more than 70 articles in international journals and presented more than 100 conference papers. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, the International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Speech Language and Hearing.
Section A - Current Issues in Voice Assessment and Intervention: A World Perspective
Ch 1. Australia (Dr Jenni Oates, Dr Jan Baker & Dr Anne Vertigan)
Ch 2. Belgium (Dr Marc de Bodt & Dr Bernadette Timmermans/ Kristiane Van Lierde)
Ch 3. Brazil (Dr Mara Behlau, Dr Gisele Oliveira, Dr Glaucya Madazio & Dr Rosiane Yamasaki)
Ch 4. China (Prof Wen Xu & Prof Demin Han)
Ch 5. Hong Kong (Dr Estella Ma & Triska Lee)
Ch 6. Israel (Dr Ofer Amir)
Ch 7. Japan (Dr Koichi Tsunoda)
Ch 8. United Kingdom (Prof Paul Carding)
Ch 9. USA (Dr Tanya Eadie & Dr Edie Hapner)
Section B - Contemporary Voice Research: A World Perspective
Ch 10. Current voice research in Japan (Dr Shigeru Hirano)
Ch 11. Current approaches for vocal fold regeneration (USA - Dr Nicole Li & Prof Kittie Verdolini Abbot)
Ch 12. Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Functional Dysphonia (United Kingdom - Prof Paul Carding)
Ch 13. Acupuncture and voice treatment (Hong Kong - Prof Edwin Yiu)
Ch 14. Motor learning and voice disorders (Hong Kong - Dr Estella Ma & Prof Edwin Yiu)
Ch 15. Contemporary voice research: A China perspective (China - Prof Jiangping Kong & Dr Gaowu Wang)
Ch 16. Instrumental analysis of professional voice users in the clinical setting (Australia - Dr Cate Madill & Dr Tricia McCabe)
Ch 17. Dysphonic severity measurement (Belgium - Dr Marc de Bodt & Dr Youri Maryn)