Voice-related complaints and vocal and nonvocal habits of Hindustani classical singers: a questionnaire-based study

Gunjawate, Dhanshree Rajesh and *, Rohit Ravi and Karulkar, Rasika R (2021) Voice-related complaints and vocal and nonvocal habits of Hindustani classical singers: a questionnaire-based study. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 46 (4). pp. 149-154. ISSN 14015439

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to profile voice-related complaints, as well as vocal and nonvocal habits among Hindustani classical singers. Method: Cross-sectional study design was used to profile voice-related complaints and vocal and nonvocal habits among Hindustani classical singers. Phase I involved developing a questionnaire for exploring vocal and nonvocal habits. Phase II involved the administration of the survey to 61 Hindustani classical singers. Results: Based on the overall findings, 41% of singers reported of at least three vocal symptoms. The most common vocal symptoms included out of breath while singing, felling tired after singing and experiencing tension or tightness in neck/shoulder. The commonly reported vocal habits included excessive phone use, loud coughing/sneezing, throat clearing and excessive speaking. A high consumption of caffeinated beverages and spicy food were also reported. Conclusion: This study helps to highlight the voice-related complaints and vocal and nonvocal habits of Hindustani classical singers. Further studies, need to explore the prevalence of voice problems incorporating other dimensions of voice evaluation such as acoustic, auditory perceptual, self-reported and laryngeal examination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vocal habits; nonvocal habits; Hindustani classical singers; India
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 11:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157729

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