Jordanian teachers' perceptions of voice handicap

Basem S. Marie, Yaser S. Natour, Maisa A. Haj-Tas

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate if Jordanian school teachers perceive their voice as handicapped using the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-Arab. The effect of teachers' age, gender, years of teaching, class taught, and education level on VHI was examined. A total of 289 teachers and a control group of 100 participants took part in the study. The teachers' group differed significantly from the control group in the physical, emotional, and functional subscales and the total score of the VHI-Arab. There was no significant difference among teachers in any of the three VHI subscales or total regarding gender, age, years of teaching experience, education level, and classes taught. Jordanian teachers have a strong perception of voice handicap. Thus, preventive and treatment vocal programs are strongly advised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Teachers
  • Voice abuse
  • Voice disorders
  • Voice handicap index
  • Voice rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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