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The effect of snoring on voice: A controlled study of 30 subjects

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dc.contributor.author Hamdan A.L.
dc.contributor.author Al-Barazi R.
dc.contributor.author Kanaan A.
dc.contributor.author Al-Tamimi W.
dc.contributor.author Sinno S.
dc.contributor.author Husari A.
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dc.date Jan-2012
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dc.date.issued 2012
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dc.identifier.issn 01455613
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/18946
dc.description.abstract We conducted a study to determine the prevalence of vocal symptoms in snorers. A total of 30 patients with a history of snoring were investigated for the presence or absence of three vocal symptoms immediately after they awoke from sleep: hoarseness, voice weakness, and other changes in voice quality. All patients were also asked to complete a voice-related quality-of-life (V-RQOL) questionnaire. Findings were compared with those of an age- and sex-matched control group of 30 nonsnorers. The most common vocal symptom in the snoring group was hoarseness, which occurred in 11 patients (36.7percent); voice weakness and other voice quality changes were present in 8 snorers each (26.7percent). In the control group, the most common vocal symptom was voice weakness, which was present in 7 subjects (23.3percent); 5 controls (16.7percent) experienced other changes in voice quality, and 3 controls (10.0percent) experienced hoarseness. The difference between the prevalence of hoarseness in the two groups was statistically significant (p = 0.030), and the differences in voice weakness and other voice quality changes were not. The mean V-RQOL score was 87.50 ± 26.89 in the snoring group and 96.00 ± 5.82 in the control group-again, not a statistically significant difference. Finally, we found no association between any of the three vocal symptoms and the prevalence of mouth breathing, the level of snoring loudness, and the mean number of snores per minute. We conclude that snorers are more likely to experience hoarseness than are nonsnorers. © 2011, Vendome Group, LLC.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (28-33)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; Publication Year: 2012; Volume: 91; no. 1; Pages: (28-33);
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dc.title The effect of snoring on voice: A controlled study of 30 subjects
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dc.contributor.affiliation Hamdan, A.L., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Al-Barazi, R., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Kanaan, A., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Al-Tamimi, W., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Sinno, S., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Husari, A., Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Hamdan, A.L.; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon; email: ah77@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Otolaryngology;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Otolaryngology
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Ear Nose Throat J.
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dc.subject.otherIndex adult
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dc.subject.otherIndex clinical article
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex disease association
dc.subject.otherIndex dysphonia
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex hoarseness
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex mouth breathing
dc.subject.otherIndex phonasthenia
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex quality of life
dc.subject.otherIndex snoring
dc.subject.otherIndex voice
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Hoarseness
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Quality of Life
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Snoring
dc.subject.otherIndex Voice Disorders
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