• 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 19-29 years old Registered Nurse
Female 20-30 years old Music Teacher
Female 28-38 years old Music Teacher
Female 32-42 years old Music Teacher
Female 35-45 years old Teacher
Female 36-46 years old Pharmacist
Female 37-47 years old Medical Technician
Female 42-52 years old Singer
Female 43-53 years old Teacher
Female 50-60 years old Manager/Administrator
Female 52-62 years old Sales Person
Female 53-63 years old Singer
Female 59-65 years old Manager/Administrator

Male 31-41 years old Priest
Male 37-47 years old IT Department
Male 41-51 years old Administrator
Male 41-51 years old Physician
Male 48-58 years old Teacher
Male 48-58 years old Fashion Designer
Male 53-63 years old 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 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