Participants Needed

Laryngeal Sensation Study

We are recruiting 23 vocally-normal participants and 23 persons with voice disorders with and without complaints of chronic coughing. The vocally-normal participants will be judged as vocally-normal by laryngeal examination, auditory perceptual judgment of normal vocal quality, and answering a modified Voice-Related Quality of Life questionnaire. Twenty participants from both groups will allow for the impact of having a voice disorder and the impact of chronic clearing to be individually assessed and for patterns to be compared. This will be done via a videostroboscopy and laryngeal sensation testing (LAR). Participants will receive monetary compensation of $100.

Research Coordinator:
Amy Dawson
Statistical and Research Analyst II
Dept of Health Sciences & Research
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina
77 President St. MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425
Office: 843-792-6656

Vocal Fold Vibration Study

We are recruiting 20 vocally-normal participants. We need participants with “normal” vocal fold vibration to ensure that we have a continuum of abnormality for our visual perceptual experiments. The vocally-normal participants will be judged as vocally-normal by laryngeal examination, auditory perceptual judgment of normal vocal quality, and answering a modified Voice-Related Quality of Life questionnaire. Participants will receive monetary compensation of $100.

Research Coordinator:
Heather Shaw Bonilha Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Dept of Health Sciences & Research
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina
77 President St. MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425
Office: 843-792-2527
Email: bonilhah@musc.edu

Impact of Acute Stroke Brain Lesion and Swallowing Impairment on Short-Term Swallowing Outcomes Study

The purpose of this research project is to further our knowledge of the effects a stroke may have on swallowing function while also learning more about an individual’s projected recovery from the effects of stroke. We are recruiting participants who: are at least 21 years old, had a stroke resulting in a swallowing disorder, and underwent a Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) and an MRI during their stroke-related hospitalization. Participation consists of a single visit lasting approximately 30 minutes in which you would undergo an additional MBSS. Participants receive $50 upon completion of all the testing procedures.

Research Coordinator
Katy D. Holthaus
Statistical and Research Analyst II
Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Health Professions
Office: 843-792-8583
Fax: 843-792-8060
holthaus@musc.edu

 
 
 

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