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An overview of occupational voice disorders in Poland

  • Ewa Niebudek-BoguszEmail author
  • Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska
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Abstract

Occupational voice disorders make the most frequently certified category of occupational diseases in Poland, making up approximately 20% of all cases. This study presents the current knowledge of the etiopathogenesis of occupational voice disorders. It stresses the importance of the evaluation of vocal loading by means of objective measurements. Furthermore, this study discusses the medico-legal aspects of the procedure of certifying occupational voice disorders in Poland. The paper also describes the preventive programs addressed particularly to teachers, including multidisciplinary and holistic management of occupational dysphonia. Their role in the improvement of occupational safety and health (OSH) arrangement for vocally demanding professions is emphasized.

Key words

Occupational voice disorders Vocal loading Occupation-related larynx lesions Diagnosing Certification Prevention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Niebudek-Bogusz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Audiology and PhoniatricsThe Nofer Institute of Occupational MedicineŁódźPoland
  2. 2.Department of Audiology and PhoniatricsNofer Institute of Occupational MedicineŁódźPoland

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