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TITLE The Voice and its disorders in teachers   synthese_en_voix.pdf (310.2 KB)
Title in the original language La voix. Ses troubles chez les enseignants  synthese_fr_voix.pdf (1.07 MB)
Document ID LIB532
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 21/11/2006
Document reference ISBN 2-85598-854-3
Original language of the document French
Full text available in EN (310.2 KB) and FR (1.07 MB)
Document produced by National Health and Medical Research Institute organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: Inserm Collective Expertise Center
Document requested by French National Education General Mutualist Association (MGEN)
Document uploaded by VERONIQUE LEGRAND
National Health and Medical Research Institute
(05/09/2007)
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  The voice is essential to the exercise of the teaching profession. The voice, which may be qualified as a “professional instrument”, is frequently put to rude use. A voice disorder may have mental, emotional and communicational repercussions and thus have an impact on professional and social life. This expertise has enabled identification of a number of gaps in our epidemiological and clinical understanding of voice disorders. The review also suggests working hypotheses for improvement of the acoustic environment.
Teachers’ awareness of the importance of the voice as a tool with which to capture their listeners’ attention and communicate effectively should sensitize them to the acoustic conditions of their working environment and encourage them to consult as of the initial signs of vocal fatigue.

Short description in the original language  La voix est essentielle à l’exercice de la profession d’enseignant, qui est en quelque sorte un “outil professionnel”, souvent mis à rude épreuve. Un trouble de la voix peut retentir à la fois sur le mental, le physique, l’émotionnel et la communication et ainsi avoir un impact sur la vie professionnelle et sociale. Cette expertise a permis d’identifier un certain nombre de lacunes dans les connaissances épidémiologiques et cliniques sur les troubles de la voix. Elle a également émis des hypothèses de travail pour l’amélioration de l’environnement acoustique. La prise de conscience par les enseignants de l’importance de la voix en tant qu’outil pour capter l’attention d’un auditoire et communiquer avec efficacité doit les amener à être sensibles aux conditions acoustiques de leur environnement de travail et les encourager à consulter dès les premiers signes de fatigue vocale.
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