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Relationship between nasal cavity volume changes and nasalance.
J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Apr; 123(4):407-11.JL

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The patency and volume of the nasal cavity affect the acoustic characteristics of the voice. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a nasal decongestant on nasal volumes and nasalance scores, and to determine the relationship between these measures.

METHODS

Acoustic rhinometry and nasometry were performed in a group of 21 adult volunteers both prior to and following application of a nasal decongestant. The relationship between changes in nasalance scores and acoustic rhinometric parameters was investigated.

RESULTS

After the application of nasal decongestant, statistically significant increases were observed in nasalance scores and in all of the acoustic rhinometric parameters assessed (i.e. minimal cross-sectional area, three cross-sectional areas, three volumes and total volume). However, no significant correlation was found between the changes in nasalance scores and acoustic rhinometric parameters.

CONCLUSIONS

Nasal decongestion causes an increase in nasalance scores and nasal cavity volumes. However, the findings of this study indicate that changes in nasalance scores may result from factors other than nasal cavity volume changes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. hbirkent@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19000331

Citation

Birkent, H, et al. "Relationship Between Nasal Cavity Volume Changes and Nasalance." The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 123, no. 4, 2009, pp. 407-11.
Birkent H, Erol U, Ciyiltepe M, et al. Relationship between nasal cavity volume changes and nasalance. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123(4):407-11.
Birkent, H., Erol, U., Ciyiltepe, M., Eadie, T. L., Durmaz, A., & Tosun, F. (2009). Relationship between nasal cavity volume changes and nasalance. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 123(4), 407-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215108004076
Birkent H, et al. Relationship Between Nasal Cavity Volume Changes and Nasalance. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123(4):407-11. PubMed PMID: 19000331.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship between nasal cavity volume changes and nasalance. AU - Birkent,H, AU - Erol,U, AU - Ciyiltepe,M, AU - Eadie,T L, AU - Durmaz,A, AU - Tosun,F, Y1 - 2008/11/12/ PY - 2008/11/13/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline PY - 2008/11/13/entrez SP - 407 EP - 11 JF - The Journal of laryngology and otology JO - J Laryngol Otol VL - 123 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The patency and volume of the nasal cavity affect the acoustic characteristics of the voice. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a nasal decongestant on nasal volumes and nasalance scores, and to determine the relationship between these measures. METHODS: Acoustic rhinometry and nasometry were performed in a group of 21 adult volunteers both prior to and following application of a nasal decongestant. The relationship between changes in nasalance scores and acoustic rhinometric parameters was investigated. RESULTS: After the application of nasal decongestant, statistically significant increases were observed in nasalance scores and in all of the acoustic rhinometric parameters assessed (i.e. minimal cross-sectional area, three cross-sectional areas, three volumes and total volume). However, no significant correlation was found between the changes in nasalance scores and acoustic rhinometric parameters. CONCLUSIONS: Nasal decongestion causes an increase in nasalance scores and nasal cavity volumes. However, the findings of this study indicate that changes in nasalance scores may result from factors other than nasal cavity volume changes. SN - 1748-5460 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19000331/Relationship_between_nasal_cavity_volume_changes_and_nasalance_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0022215108004076/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -