The term itself means to draw or bring forth something that is latent or otherwise hidden. At BVI, where the integrative diagnostic model is used, during the vocal capability battery, the examiner elicits the patient’s vocal phenomenology to uncover a working diagnosis, by asking the individual to perform a variety of vocal tasks designed to uncover the deficit or abnormal phenomenology. For example, weakness that is not very evident during quiet conversation may become obvious when the individual is asked to yell or project the voice.

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