Early Career Teachers and Student Teachers Needed

MU logo: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, University of Missouri

Researchers from the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri are conducting a research study to explore the early detection of voice disorders by collecting surface signals from the front of the neck.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

*are female

*are between 21-39 years of age

*have been full-time teaching for 10 years or less

*or are currently a student teacher

*have no current or past voice disorder, vocal pathology, head and neck trauma or surgery, and voice therapy

*are a native speaker of English

*are a non-smoker

*have no acute or chronic upper respiratory infection or pulmonary diseases

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following web Recruitment Questionnaire (or email us for the link).

The voice screening will take 30 min. and the experiment two hours. You will fill out questionnaires and complete voice and speech tasks and physiological recordings. Eligible candidates will be contacted to schedule an experimental session.

You will be paid $50 for the experiment. You will not be paid for completing the web recruitment questionnaire and screening.

Location: In the School of Health Professions, Lewis Hall.

Investigator’s name: Maria Dietrich, Ph.D.

Project #2006447

Title: Classifying neck surface EMG signals for the early detection of vocal fatigue in student teachers

Please call or email for more information:

(573) 884-9842 or muvoicelab@gmail.com