Aging Voice

Taylor Carey and Sarah Mease are seniors in the Communication Disorders program at Marshall University. Taylor and Sarah are doing an independent study in the area of voice. The research question they are studying is: “Does a systematic program of vocal function exercises (VFEs) enhance the physiologic ranges in men ages 65-79 years old?” The participants will perform VFEs two times each, twice a day during the duration of the study. Measurements of the participants’ voice range profile, vocal range quality of life (VRQOL), and laryngeal airway resistance will be collected with all participants before the eight weeks and after the eight weeks to measure the changes.