Grand Rounds in Pittsburgh

Dr. Hunter just returned from a whirlwind trip to Pittsburgh. He was asked to give 3 Grand Rounds presentations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Recovery from Fatigue, Teachers and Their Response to Environment, and Voice across the Life Span.

While in town, he was able to meet up with colleagues to discuss voice research.


Media Mentions of Research

International Stories

“Giving Voice to a Neglected Teachers’ Ailment.” (Nov. 6, 2009). The Toronto Star. (by Lesley Ciarula Taylor).

“It Is Female and Not Male Teachers Who Face Increased Voice Problems!” (Oct. 27, 2009).

  • Asian News International
  • Yahoo News India
  • The Hindu (retitled, “Female teachers ’32 times more likely to experience voice problems.'”)

“Teachers, especially women, strain voices.” (Oct. 25, 2009). (United Press Int’l).

“Classroom woe: Working hoarse” (23 Jun. 2008). Oman Tribune. (by Tom Avril)

“The Voice.” (January 25, 2008). BBC Documentary. (Hosted by David Howard, portion recorded at the National Center for Voice and Speech)

“New computer tools aim to fix poor voices” (29 Apr. 2003). (United Press Int’l).

National Audience

“The Profession’s Youngest Researcher Gets His Break at Convention.” (December 2014). The ASHA Leader. (by Carol Polovoy, Assistant Managing Editor). Vol. 19. p. 22-23.

“5 Ways Not to Sound Old: Simple strategies to help you improve your voice.” (August 28, 2014). AARP Media. (by Matthew McMillen, freelance writer).

“Listening Carefully to Voice Changes.” (September 28, 2012). The New York Times. (by Judith Graham).

“Hoarse teachers find talking is an occupational hazard.” (September 23, 2011). (by JoNel Aleccia, Senior Health Reporter & Editor).

“Teachers face voice problems as an occupational hazard.” (September 23, 2011). Imperfect Parent. (by Roger Caldwell).

“Boys & Girls ARE Different.” (June 2011). (by Lisa Popeil).

“Female teachers talk more than male teachers.” (Nov. 27, 2009). (by Bryan G. Nelson).

“Voice Problems in Teachers.” (Nov. 19, 2009) Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists. (Staff Writer).

“Blah, Blah, Blah: Teachers Top Talking Tests.” (30 May 2007). LiveScience. (by Dave Mosher).

“Teacher Talk Strains Voices, Especially for Women.” (Oct. 27, 2009). (by Am. Institute of Physics).

“The science of pregnant singers, video game panic attacks, and homeland security in the Hudson River.” (Oct. 7, 2009).

Daily (Non-Local) Newspapers

“The fading voices of authority.” (October 26, 2011). The Telegraph: Macon, GA. (by Kenny Burgamy).

“Teachers more likely to suffer voice-related problems.” (12 Aug. 2008). The Oklahoman: Oklahoma City, OK. (by Tom Avril).

“Classroom woe: Working hoarse” (23 Jun. 2008). (by Tom Avril)

“Striking a Cord” (8 Jul. 2006). (by Dawn Fallik).

“Therapist Helps Get Vocal Cords in Shape for Power Yelling” (Oct. 31, 2005). The Capital Times: Madison, WI. (by Mary Bergin)

Local Newspaper, Radio, Television Interviews

Miller M. (September 15, 2014). “MSU sees leadership changes at five colleges.” Lansing State Journal: Lansing, MI.

“Hunter Advances Research on Vocal Health.” (2014). Communicator. College of Communication Arts & Sciences. (also, “Vocal Health Focus of CSD Research.”)

“Talking Till It Hurts: Tips on How to Protect Your Voice.” (July 8 & Aug. 18, 2014). Current State (WKAR Radio, Public Radio, MSU): East Lansing, MI. (by Scott Pohl).

“Voice Researchers Study Pres. Hinckley’s Speeches.” (November 29, 2012). KSL News (NBC): Salt Lake City, UT. (by Nkoyo Iyamba).

“LDS Church President’s Voice Used In Research.” (Aug. 10, 2012). KUTV Evening News (CBS): Salt Lake City, UT. (by Cristina Flores).

“Late LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley’s Voice a Boon to Research Study.” (Aug. 4, 2012). Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT. (by Jamshid Ghazi Askar.).

“Late LDS Leader’s Sermons Offer Clues to Speech and Aging.” (Jun 28, 2012). The Salt Lake Tribune: Salt Lake City, UT. (by Peggy Fletcher Stack).

“Not Just Listening to the Prophet’s Voice — Analyzing It.” (September 27, 2011) CPMS (BYU): Provo, UT. (by E. Westesen)

“Vocal Health Tips.” (March 24 & 25, 2011) Classical 89 (KBYU): Provo, UT. (by Bruce Seely).

“The Aging Voice.” (March 24 & 25, 2011) Classical 89 (KBYU): Provo, UT. (by Mark Wait).

“Voice and Speech in the Sciences.” (April 15, 2011). Thinking Aloud (Classical 89, KBYU): Provo, UT (110,000+ listeners in the Greater Salt Lake and Utah Valley areas).

“Teachers Fail to Get Vocal Rest” (Nov. 15, 2007). The Denver Post: Denver, CO. (by Jeremy P. Meyer) (Story also in

“New Study Shows Teachers Talk Too Much.” (June 7, 2007). KSL News (NBC): Salt Lake City, UT. (by John Hollenhorst). (Story also in