What is it about?

This study analyzed the effect of the technique with a silicone tube immersed in water on the voice of thirty adult singers. Improvements in voice and decreased sensation of effort to sing were observed after the exercises. This article shows, through instrumental measures, such results. It was possible to notice that the decrease in the sensation of vocal effort was more evident with the use of the tube phonation technique associated with vocalises than with the vocalises without the tubes.

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Why is it important?

This study is important because it proves the effect of using tubes submerged in water as a potentiator of the effects of exercises with vocalise.


I hope this article helps speech therapists, otolaryngologists, singers and singing teachers, as it presents a technique that is simple to apply and easy to access, which can improve the performance and vocal comfort of singers. It was a great pleasure to write this article, as it has co-authors with whom I have had long-term collaborations, including my undergraduate and masters student, and it addresses a topic of great interest and focus of study for me: the singer's voice.

Doctor Adriana Oliveira Camargo Gomes
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

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This page is a summary of: Do Flexible Silicone Tubes Immersed in Water Combined With Vocalise Improve the Immediate Effect on Voice?, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, December 2021, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2021_jslhr-20-00629.
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