عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Voice disorders are one of the most common disorders in the teachers, and in addition to the impact on daily communication aspects of their job will be difficult also. The aim of this study was determine the frequency of cognitive symptoms - Audio voice disorders in teachers in Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences 94-93.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive - Cross sectional analysis study, 85 teachers were enrolled after informed consent and two questionnaires concerning demographic information and voice handicap index (VHI) were completed. Then the sound of each individual was recorded during conversational speech and the implementation of the items in profile perceptually - Audio Voice, and was evaluated by two speech therapists. The data in the software SPSS (16) and with the help of descriptive and analytical statistics were analyzed.
Findings: ATSHA test results showed 64.7% of the teachers had a voice disorder, severity was 28.75 ± 15.9. The most common problems included breathiness, abnormally resonance and hoarseness. VHI questionnaire results show: 81.17% of teachers in the aspects of physical, functional, emotional related to sound, were in trouble. Between teachers with and without voice disorders in VHI scores there was no significant difference (P= 0.23)
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the prevalence of symptoms of auditory- perceptual voice disorders In Teachers Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences is high. Thus, vocal hygiene and voice therapy is recommended for these people.
Keywords: Voice disorders, frequency, Symptoms of auditory perceptual