Incidence of Chronic Hoarseness among School-Age Children A speech and voice screening of a kindergarten through eighth grade Hebrew day school indicated that: (1) 38 (23.4%) of the 162 children in the school exhibited chronic hoarseness, (2) the incidence was higher in the primary grades, and (3) more boys than girls exhibited the disorder. Vocal nodules were ... Clinical Exchange
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Incidence of Chronic Hoarseness among School-Age Children
 
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Clinical Exchange   |   May 01, 1975
Incidence of Chronic Hoarseness among School-Age Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1975, Vol. 40, 211-215. doi:10.1044/jshd.4002.211
History: Received July 29, 1974 , Accepted August 21, 1974
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1975, Vol. 40, 211-215. doi:10.1044/jshd.4002.211
History: Received July 29, 1974; Accepted August 21, 1974

A speech and voice screening of a kindergarten through eighth grade Hebrew day school indicated that: (1) 38 (23.4%) of the 162 children in the school exhibited chronic hoarseness, (2) the incidence was higher in the primary grades, and (3) more boys than girls exhibited the disorder. Vocal nodules were diagnosed in 77.7% of the children examined by otolaryngologists. The findings of this and other recent studies indicate that a large number of school-age children, particularly those in the primary grades, exhibit chronic hoarseness. Furthermore, many such children may be expected to have vocal nodules.

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