Vocal health assessment of professional performers returning to the stage post pandemic

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Vocal Fatigue, Globus
    Dysphonia
  • Age: Between 18 - 65 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    Study Group
    1. Participants must be full-time vocal performers before and after the pandemic
    2. Participants with voice complaints being treated at the NYU Voice Center
    3. Willing and able to provide consent
    Control Group
    1. Participants must be fully employed vocal performers before and after the pandemic
    2. Participants who have no vocal restraints
    3. Willing and able to provide consent

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Study Group
    1. Does not meet the inclusion criteria
    Control Group
    1. Known allergy or hypersensitivity to lidocaine
    2. Any type of vocal pathology present during laryngoscopy



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