• Ambulatory Monitoring of Vocal Function to Improve Voice Disorder Assessment
Ambulatory monitoring of vocal function to improve voice disorder assessment

The MGH Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation (MGH Voice Center) is performing a research study to develop a portable voice monitoring system using a small sensor placed on the neck to help understand voice disorders and to study human voice production. We are currently looking for people with no history of voice difficulties and who match the criteria listed below:

Gender Age Range Occupation
Female 28-38 years old Actor
Female 42-52 years old Manager at a Hospital
Female 43-53 years old Voice Teacher
Female 48-58 years old Music Teacher
Female 52-62 years old Retail and Amateur Singer
Female 54-64 years old Actor
Male 18-27 years old Dancer
Male 35-45 years old Financial Planner
Male 37-47 years old Software Developer
Male 43-53 years old Works at a Recording Studio
Male 53-63 years old School Teacher

If you qualify, those who agree to participate will undergo in-laboratory testing at the MGH Voice Center ($30 per session) and, possibly, additional in-field testing with a wearable system that monitors the voice during the day (up to 18 hours) for 7 consecutive days ($50 per day). If you are interested in participating or hearing more about the study, please contact Jarrad Van Stan. He can be reached at 617-643-8410 or jvanstan@partners.org.
Institution  –  MGH - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Principal Investigator  – Robert E Hillman, PhD
  
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Jarrad H Van Stan
Email  – jvanstan@mghihp.edu
Phone  – 617-643-8410