Audiology and Speech Pathology Offering Free Vocal Screenings

In recognition of World Voice Day, the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is hosting free voice screenings from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Hearing and Speech Center at 1600 Peyton Manning Pass.

Speech pathology faculty and graduate students will be conducting screenings of vocal function for faculty, staff, and students who have difficulty with their voice, such as prolonged hoarseness, difficulty being heard, a fading voice, loss of breath, or increased effort to speak.

The CAPE-V screenings take about ten minutes to complete. Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice is a severity rating scale for evaluation of the voice, a screening tool developed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It provides information on voice attributes of roughness, breathiness, strain, pitch, and loudness. Participants will be asked to produce some speech sounds and read several sentences while the therapist listens.

Visitors also can attend short educational sessions on vocal health and a demonstration.

For more information, contact Sue Hume at shume@uthsc.edu.