Efficacy of conservative voice treatment in male-to-female transsexuals

Krisztina Mészáros, Lajos Csokonai Vitéz, I. Szabolcs, M. Góth, László Kovács, Zoltán Görömbei, Tamás Hacki

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Abstract

A voice assessment was performed before and after conservative voice treatment in 3 male-to-female transsexuals and in 2 nontreated transsexuals serving as control persons. The characteristics studied were voice quality, habitual speaking pitch, vocal pitch range, vocal intensity range, maximum phonation time and 'communicative impairment', a subjective self-estimation by the patient. Based on these parameters the Friedrich dysphonia index (DI) was calculated. The habitual speaking pitch of the 3 transsexuals who had received voice treatment became female, in contrast to that of the nontreated transsexuals, which remained in the so-called 'indifferent pitch range'. The DI of the treated patients was close to the normal value, in contrast to the DI of controls, which continued to be pathological. Even based on this small population, study results reflected the effectiveness of voice therapy in transsexuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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Dysphonia
speaking
Voice Quality
Phonation
Reference Values
human being
Conservative Treatment
Efficacy
Transsexual
Values
Therapeutics
Population
Habitual
Pitch Range

Keywords

  • Transsexuality
  • Voice disorder
  • Voice treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Health Professions(all)

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Efficacy of conservative voice treatment in male-to-female transsexuals. / Mészáros, Krisztina; Vitéz, Lajos Csokonai; Szabolcs, I.; Góth, M.; Kovács, László; Görömbei, Zoltán; Hacki, Tamás.

In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, Vol. 57, No. 2, 03.2005, p. 111-118.

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Mészáros, Krisztina ; Vitéz, Lajos Csokonai ; Szabolcs, I. ; Góth, M. ; Kovács, László ; Görömbei, Zoltán ; Hacki, Tamás. / Efficacy of conservative voice treatment in male-to-female transsexuals. In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 2005 ; Vol. 57, No. 2. pp. 111-118.
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