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NIH NIDCD P50 grant awarded!

May 19, 2017

We are very excited to receive a P50 grant from the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to create a Clinical Research Center for the Improved Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Vocal Hyperfunction (PD/PI: Hillman, PIs: Mehta, Stepp, Zanartu).

Abstract

Vocal hyperfunction (VH) is associated with the most frequently occurring types of voice disorders. These include benign vocal folds lesions (e.g., nodules and polyps) and dysphonia that Read more about NIH NIDCD P50 grant awarded!

New JSLHR article: Exploring biofeedback timing schedules for modifying vocal loudness

April 14, 2017

Read about our newly published work studying ambulatory voice biofeedback using a smartwatch providing alerts immediately all the time or delayed every so often.

http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2613694

Ambulatory voice biofeedback: Relative frequency and summary feedback effects on performance and retention of reduced vocal intensity in the daily lives of participants with normal voices

Purpose Ambulatory voice biofeedback has the potential to Read more about New JSLHR article: Exploring biofeedback timing schedules for modifying vocal loudness

MGH Voice Center Open House during Boston ASA meeting

MGH Voice Center Open House during Boston ASA meeting

April 13, 2017

Everyone is invited to attend an open house at the Voice Center! Details below and under Technical Tours menu at acousticalsociety.org/content/acoustics-17-boston.

 

Open House at the Mass. General Hospital Voice Center
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH Voice Center) brings together an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists to integrate state-of-the-art Read more about MGH Voice Center Open House during Boston ASA meeting

New AJSLP article: Application of motor learning principles to ambulatory voice biofeedback

January 31, 2017

Read about our newly published work using ambulatory voice monitoring that takes advantage of real-time signal processing on a smartphone to provide vibrotactile and visual feedback through a connected smartwatch.

http://ajslp.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2599984

Integration of motor learning principles Into real-time ambulatory voice biofeedback and example implementation via a clinical case study with vocal fold nodules

 

Purpose Ambulatory voice Read more about New AJSLP article: Application of motor learning principles to ambulatory voice biofeedback

Experimental setup with neck-surface accelerometer, intraoral pressure sensor, and acoustic microphone

NIH NIDCD Early Career Research R21 grant awarded

January 6, 2017

The MGH Voice Center (PI: Mehta) has been awarded one of the first Early Career Research R21 grants (formerly R03 grants) from the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The three-year project: Non-invasive estimation of subglottal pressure during natural speech to improve clinical voice assessment.

 

Project Summary

Voice disorders affect approximately 30% of the adult population in the United States at some point in Read more about NIH NIDCD Early Career Research R21 grant awarded