International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2017)

Identification of symptoms of the vocal fatigue in stage actors


Bhumi Satav, Sadhana Relekar

Vocal fatigue is a common symptom observed in all professional voice users but especially it is more common in stage actors with intense impact. Different symptoms have been reported by various individuals that could indicate the vocal fatigue. The purpose of this study was to identify various symptoms of vocal fatigue experienced by the actors. The study was carried out on 20 stage actors by administering the self-reported vocal fatigue questionnaire in pre and post-performance conditions. The questionnaire consisted of 16 questions to be rated on a score of 0-4 suggestive of none, very mild, mild, moderate and severe. It was found that total 8/16 symptoms such as loudness range, difficulty in voice projection, harshness, hoarseness, breathiness, pitch breaks, unsteadiness in voice and weakness in voice were commonly observed self-reported symptoms of vocal fatigue.
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Bhumi Satav, Sadhana Relekar. Identification of symptoms of the vocal fatigue in stage actors. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 12, 2017, Pages 38-41
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