Last updated on January 2010

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Phonotraumatic Injuries


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Phonotraumatic Injuries
  • Age: Between 20 - 55 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Otolaryngological diagnosis within the preceding 15 days of swelling or thickening of
    at least one vocal fold, or nodules, fibrous mass, cyst, polyp, or chronic
    (non-infectious) laryngitis, which by history are traceable to phonotrauma and by
    history appear stable or worsening;
    age 20-55 yr

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

  • no prior voice therapy;
    no medication or therapy that may affect voice during the period of participation;
    no acupuncture treatment for any condition within the preceding 10 year;
    no diagnosed or suspected neurological conditions, hearing loss (i.e. hearing
    threshold of the better ear not exceeding 35dB HL at 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 4000 Hz
    and 8000 Hz), history of asthma, and no upper respiratory infection at the time of
    recruitment.

Recruitment Status: Open


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


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