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Occupation-Related Dysphonia

Dysphonia is the medical term for disorders of the voice. It is multifactorial, including anatomofunctional, psychoemotional, and environmental aspects. Occupation-related dysphonia is a behavioral voice disorder related to the use of voice at work. The use of voice in professional activities has gained great importance in several occupations, including teaching, acting, singing, and selling, among others. The voice is used to educate individuals, to transmit information, to facilitate learning, and to motivate teams. The lack of vocal training combined with adverse environmental quality may contribute to the development of occupation-related dysphonia. Although there is no consensus regarding which vocal disorders are typically associated with an occupation, the literature suggests that laryngeal tissue reactions, the so-called vocal fold or cords nodules, are benign lesions predominantly ...

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