Table of Contents

Preface; Contributors; OVERVIEW; Introduction; Music and the Brain; History of Professional Voice Care; Anatomy of the Vocal Mechanism: Structure of the Voice; Physiology of Voice Production: How Does the Voice Work?; Normal Voice Maturation: Hormones and Age; The Pediatric Voice; The Aging Voice; Artistic Vocal Styles and Techniques; DIAGNOSTICS; Case History, Interview, and Voice Handicap Assessment; Examination of the Singer; Aerodynamic and Acoustic Voice Measurements; Perceptual Attributes and Assessment of the Singer's Voice; Reflux and the Performer's Voice. Acute Assessment of Professional SingersMEDICAL TREATMENTS; Medications: The Positive and Negative Impact on Voice; Complementary and Alternative Medications and Techniques; Vocal Emergencies; Medical Problems in Performers; BEHAVIORAL TREATMENTS; Training and Teaching the Singer; Voice Therapy for Benign Vocal Fold Lesions and Scar in Singers and Actors; The Alexander Technique and Other Strategies for Dealing With Vocal Tension; Treatment of Injured Singers and Professional Speakers: The Singer/Actor, ; Performance Anxiety: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment. WHEN SURGICAL TREATMENT IS NECESSARYSurgical Anatomy, Planning, and Consent; Microlaryngoscopic Procedures and Operations; Office-Based Procedures in Performers and Other Vocal Professionals; Surgery (Nonlaryngeal) for the Professional Vocalist; Postoperative Voice Care of the Singer; BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL VOI CE PRACTICE; The Professional Voice Practice; Medical-Legal Implications of Professional Voice Care; Vocal Hygiene; Glossary; Index; 1; 2; Figure 2-1; 3; 4,; 5; 6; 7.