J Voice. 1997 Jun; 11(2): 232-7.
Adductor spasmodic dysphonia: case reports with acoustic analysis following botulinum toxin injection and acupuncture.
Laboratoire de Recherche Voix, BiomatÃ©riaux, et CancÃ©rologie ORL Service d'Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie, Paris, France.
We analyzed frequency and duration parameters of voice and speech in two men with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (SD). One was treated with botulinum toxin injection; the other received acupuncture therapy. Improvement after acupuncture therapy in terms of standard deviation of fundamental frequency, acoustic perturbation measurements, durational measurements of voice and speech, and spectrographic analysis was comparable to the results achieved with botulinum toxin injection. Voice and speech parameters were stable 1 year after acupuncture therapy.