Muthiah Kumaresan1* and Navin Bharath2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Siva ENT Hospital, Chennai, India
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, India
*Corresponding Author: Muthiah Kumaresan, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Siva ENT Hospital, Chennai, India.
Received: September 28, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020
Puberphonia treatment by uvula manipulation treatment acts as neuromuscular aerodynamic expiratory cycle breaker to enhance and improve the efficiency of the performance voice. Puberphonia is characterized by the persistence of childish/girls high pitch voice, breathy and hoarse sometimes associated with pitch breaks after puberty, especially in the absence of organic causes. The condition is most commonly seen in males who continue to use a high pitch in speech in post pubertal adult stage. About 1% of the population, are born with a predisposition to speak in a different manner, among that one is puberphonia. This prospective clinical study was carried out from January 2017 to March 2020 at Siva ENT Hospital with the aim to achieve better voice quality and improvement of pitch range, by direct uvula manipulation in puberphonic males. After uvula manipulation mostly there was immediate improvement in voice quality and permanent change in voice to low pitch by conditioned reflex assisted by recognizing the ancestral voice with breathing training. ENT surgeon can use a laryngoscope or strobe laryngoscope to see if there are any anatomical, physiological, neurological, psychological or improper doer problems. More than 90% of the cases it present as a functional problem where the anatomical and physiological elements are normal. It may be due to some other unknown lifestyle. ENT surgeons can do uvula manipulation to correct the puberphonia speech disorder and reduces the recurrence by breathing exercise.
Keywords: Puberphonia; Manipulation; Resonance; Dysphonia
Citation: Muthiah Kumaresan and Navin Bharath. “Puberphonia Treatment by Uvula Manipulation". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.12 (2020): 20-24.
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