Effects of Submental Surface Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing Kinematics in Healthy Adults: An Error-Based Learning Paradigm

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SEREL ARSLAN S., Azola A., Sunday K., Vose A., Plowman E., Tabor L., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, vol.27, no.4, pp.1375-1384, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Hyoid bone and laryngeal approximation aid airway protection (laryngeal vestibule closure) while moving toward their peak superior and anterior positions during swallowing. Submental surface electrical stimulation (SES) is a therapeutic technique that targets the muscles that move the hyoid bone during swallowing. It is unknown whether submental SES only increases peak hyoid bone swallowing positions but not peak laryngeal swallowing positions, which could require faster or greater laryngeal movement to achieve adequate laryngeal vestibule closure.