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CARNAUBA, Aline Tenório Lins et al. Dysphonic voice and temporomandibular dysfunction: is there any relation?. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.4, pp.589-597.  Epub July 30, 2010. ISSN 1516-1846.

PURPOSE: to check whether there is a relationship between dysphonia and temporomandibular disorders (TDM). METHODS: this study was conducted with 21 individuals, females, with ages ranging from 18 - 27 years, who did not report TMD symptoms, before being submitted to the screening questionnaire and, after they had submitted at least one symptom. Subjects who did not complete the protocol for data collection and who had history of trauma and / or surgery of the face, were excluded from the study. The selection of the subjects occurred in a non-probabilistic form for convenience, using patients who underwent screening in the Clinic Prof. Jurandir Bóia Rocha of Faculdade de Fonoaudiologia of Alagoas, featuring vocal complaints, taking into account the inclusion criteria. The following assessments were carried out: Speech (perceptual Voice and specific TMD) and dental plan. After analyzing the data by using descriptive statistical techniques, we applied the bi-variation correlation test. The assessments were obtained using SPSS software, version 16.0. RESULTS: within the subjects with TMD: 46.15% (N = 6) had a breathy voice; 30.76% (N = 4) joint locked; 23.07% (N = 3) reduced loudness and 23.07 % (N = 3) with resonance changed. CONCLUSION: there was no correlation between vocal changes and temporomandibular dysfunction, probably due the number of evaluated subjects.

Keywords : Voice Disorders; Voice; Facial Pain; Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.

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