[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing hoarseness (dysphonia), defined as a disorder characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication or reduces voice-related quality of life (QOL). Hoarseness affects nearly one-third of the population at some point in their lives. This guideline applies to all age groups evaluated in a setting where hoarseness would be identified or managed. It is intended for all clinicians who are likely to diagnose and manage patients with hoarseness.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 09/2009; 141(3 Suppl 2):S1-S31. DOI:10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.744 · 2.02 Impact Factor