We are very excited to share the news that Daryush has received his first R01 grant from the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders! The project title is, "Ambulatory monitoring of a vocal efficiency index to improve the clinical management of voice disorders."
Vocal efficiency is a highly desirable objective measure for the clinical management of voice disorders, particularly if it can be obtained via ambulatory monitoring to track vocal health and vocal behavior in a patient’s natural environment. The proposed work pursues critical goals of (a) investigating the clinical validity of the ambulatory vocal efficiency index in patients with voice disorders and vocally healthy matched controls and (b) assessing the ambulatory vocal efficiency index as an objective correlate of self-ratings of vocal effort. The impact of this work is significant because, for the first time, voice clinicians will be able to monitor vocal efficiency in naturalistic, real-world settings to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders.
Official project information at https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10295970.