volume 18, issue 1, P1-5 1997
DOI: 10.2500/108854197778612781
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Abstract: As the power source for vocalization, the lower respiratory tract plays a key role in voice production. This is particularly true with sustained singing, where continued high ventilatory demands are present. Changes in pulmonary function that are insignificant with normal speech have been shown to lead to performance impairment. The purpose of this study was to examine and characterize this problem in a large group of singers. Systematic evaluation of a defined population, along with inhalational and singing c…

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