What is the perceived treatment success for patients with vocal fold atrophy?
Explore this issue:March 2011
Background: Estimates for the number of elderly people with voice problems range from 4 percent to 30 percent. There are only a few published studies on voice therapy for age-related vocal fold atrophy and treatment outcomes of voice therapy and injection augmentation intervention. Additionally, it is unknown if improvements transferred to conversational speech as well as to the patients’ self-perception of their voice disorders.
Study design: Retrospective study.