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Learning for life: Voice disorders

first_img Comments are closed. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. What percentage of the workforce is in professions in which the voiceis the primary tool? a) 25 per cent b) 33 per cent c) 40 per cent d) 50 per cent 2. Which profession is most likely to suffer from work-related voiceproblems? a) Acting b) Military c) Lecturers d) Teachers 3. The human voice is an acoustic signal for: a) Speech, singing, drama and emotional expression b) Speech, singing and emotional expression c) Speech, drama and emotional expression d) Singing, drama and emotional expression 4. The majority of voice disorders are due to a) Organic disorders b) Congenital abnormalities c) Psychogenic disorders d) Faulty use of vocal mechanism 5. Loss of voice is called a) Dysphonia b) Dysphagia c) Odynophonia d) Aphonia 6. The common cause of hoarseness is a) Shouting b) Vocal abuse c) Repeated sore throatsd) Viral infections 7. Which lifestyle factor DOES NOT affect the voice? a) Smoking b) Caffeine c) Diet d) Alcohol 8. Which of the following environmental factors DO NOT affect the voice? a) Humidity b) Temperature c) Lighting d) Noise 9. Which of the following is a non-vocal signal aimed at conserving thevoice? a) Raised eyebrows b) Clapping c) Finger drumming d) Foot tapping 10. Which of the following regulations apply with regard to voiceproblems? a) First Aid Regulations 1981 b) COSHH c) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations1992 d) RIDDOR Feedback Related posts:No related photos. Learning for life: Voice disordersOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaycenter_img 1.b); 2.d) Although this article talks about teachersbeing prone to voice problems it may be worth thinking about other professions,such as those listed here, which may also suffer from voice problems. Discussthis with your colleagues and identify other groups that may be affected andwhether there are other factors in teaching that may be a trigger for thisspecific group; 3.a); 4.d); 5.d) Look up each of the words and make sureyou understand what each one means; 6.b); 7.c) Write notes about howeach of these items affects the voice; 8.c); 9.b) Clapping can be usedto draw attention rather than shouting or raising the voice. The otherdistractors are annoying habits. Can you think of any other ways to getattention? 10.c) If you have access to a speech therapist then arrangeto talk to him/her about this topic. If not, then your local OH group may beable to arrange for one to come and speak to you on work-related voiceproblems. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more