2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Voices That Educate
Suzanne M. Hunn*, Jamillia E. Lunn, Victoria E. Caskey, Jackie M. Haas, Alaine E. Beeler, Brittni E. Campbell, Matthew J. Schwegler, Rachel S. Krauss, Rachel E. Burke, Erin R. Braunersreuther, Anne E. Stumpf, and Abigail J. Bockhaus
Dr. Julia D. Edgar, Faculty Mentor

The human voice is phenomenal. One uses this flexible and powerful tool daily within various settings in order to effectively communicate. The intricacy of the human voice is immense, as the vocal folds and articulators together produce complex arrays of sound. In order to utilize this tool efficiently, one must maintain vocal health as the consequences may be damaging to their lifestyle and profession. Educators, among other professional voice users, are at a great risk for disability from disorders of voice, and this health problem may significantly impact their profession. By spreading awareness and providing a variety of information to maintaining ones vocal health, educators will better understand and gain insight to avoid vocal problems. Existing and prospective educators will be informed of vocal dangers such as or related to: hydration, phonotrauma, irritants, environment, diet, and emotional and/or physical stress.

Keywords: voice, lifestyle, vocal protection, voice health, vocal habits, education, vocal dangers, voice projection

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 16-2
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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