Although near-normal conversational voices can be achieved with the phonosurgical management of early glottic cancer, there are still acoustic and aerodynamic deficits in vocal function that must be better understood to help further optimize phonosurgical interventions. Stroboscopic assessment is inadequate for this purpose. A newly discovered color high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) system that included time-synchronized recordings of the acoustic signal was used to perform a detailed examination of voice production mechanisms in 14 subjects. Digital image processing techniques were used to quantify glottal phonatory function and to delineate relationships between vocal fold vibratory properties and acoustic perturbation measures. [not complete]