Integrated Research of Professional Voice Disorders of Humanitarian Departments’ Teachers

Liudmyla Peretyaha, Valentyna Grineva, Iryna Shulga, Valentina Kuzmichyova, Maryna Shlenova, Maryna Tkachenko


Purpose: To determine the main voice disorders of humanitarian departments’ teachers, their reasons and effective methods to keep the voice in a health condition. Material: In the research participated 142 teachers of H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University and National Aerospace University – "Kharkiv Aviation Institute" (n=106 women, n=36 men). The study involved auditory assessment of teachers' voice and questionnaire in order to determine teachers’ professional voice problems and factors influenced on the status and quality of the voice. Results: It was determine the maximum phonation time for participants of genders, the voice disorders frequency, typical problems with teachers' voice, the positive and negative factors affecting the voice system condition. Also participants answered the questionnaire’s questions about voice using. Conclusions: the study showed that teachers take their voice for granted and do not always care about it; use their voice in an unhealthy condition and they are not always aware of the negative consequences for their health.


voice disorders; phonation time; phoniatrist; dysphonia; aphonia

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