Working mothers needed for survey on voice use

Photo of a working mother buckling her baby in the infant car seatMary Lynn Doherty of the NIU School of Music and Miriam Van Mersbergen of the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders are looking for working mothers to take a survey on voice use patterns.

The research of Doherty and Mersbergen seeks to augment the literature on professional voice users who are working mothers and will inform both participants and the educators and/or clinicians who work with them.

Survey takers must be part- or full-time working mothers for whom significant occupational voice use is required; good examples include teaching, talking on the phone, public speaking, counseling and other activities that require a clear and consistent voice.

Questions relate to voice use at work and at home. The 46 questions should take between 10 and 15 minutes to answer.

For more information, email mdoherty@niu.edu or mvanmersbergen@niu.edu.

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