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Specializing in low-cost diagnostic tools and evidence-based post-surgical protocols for benign vocal fold lesions, our lab endeavors to enhance patient outcomes and adherence. Our recent NIH grant propels our mission forward, empowering us to quantify patient compliance with post-operative instructions.

Exploring Personality and Perceived Present Control as Factors in Postsurgical Voice Rest: A Case Comparison

Abigail Dueppen , Ashwini Joshi, Nelson Roy , Yin Yiu , Teresa Procter , Maurice Goodwin , Apurva Thekdi 

This case comparison explored the relation between personality, perceived present control, and postoperative voice rest (as estimated by self-report and objective voice use) following surgery for benign vocal fold lesions.

COVID-19: Acoustic Measures of Voice in Individuals Wearing Different Facemasks

Ashwini Joshi , Teresa Procter , Paulina A. Kulesz 

The global health pandemic caused by the SARS-coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) has led to the adoption of facemasks as a necessary safety precaution. Depending on the level of risk for exposure to the virus, the facemasks that are used can vary. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of different types of facemasks, typically used by healthcare professionals and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, on measures of voice.

Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V) Into Hindi

Ashwini Joshi, Isha Baheti, Vrushali Angadi

The purpose of this study was to develop and assess the reliability of a Hindi version of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V). Reliability was assessed by comparing Hindi CAPE-V ratings with English CAPE-V ratings and by the Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia and Strain (GRBAS) scale. 

Cultural Competency in Voice Evaluation: Considerations of Normative Standards for Sociolinguistically Diverse Voices

This study examined objective measures of voice quality assessment of monolingual speakers of Standard American English (SAE) with sequential bilingual, native (L1) French and Spanish speakers on perturbation, noise, spectral/cepstral analyses, and compared ratings on auditory-perceptual assessment with acoustic data secondary to degree of accentedness.

A Tutorial of the Current Treatment Modalities and Voice Management in Laryngeal Cancer

The purpose of this tutorial was to provide speech-language pathologists unfamiliar with the rehabilitation of laryngeal cancer a basic understanding of laryngeal cancer and the factors involved in the treatment of the voice. Conclusion This tutorial provides an overview of the types and subsites of laryngeal cancer, risk factors, stages and prognosis, and treatment options at these stages. 

Nair, R. M., Ravi, R., Joshi, A., Deshpande, S., & Gunjawate, D. R. (2022). Vocal health care amongst Hindustani classical singers– a mixed methods, cross-sectional survey. Journal of Voice.

Joshi, A. (2020). A comparison of the S/z ratio to instrumental aerodynamic measures of phonation. Journal of Voice, 34(4), 533–538.


Joshi, A., Watts, C. R., & Hathway, J. (2020). Phonation quotient using three aerodynamic instruments in the disordered voice. Journal of Voice, 34(1), 20–24.


Nair, R. M., Joshi, A., & Gunjawate, D. R. (2021). Knowledge, attitude and practices towards vocal health care amongst Indian carnatic singers. Journal of Voice.

Joshi, A., & Watts, C. R. (2018). A comparison of indirect and direct methods for estimating Transglottal airflow rate. Journal of Voice, 32(6), 655–659.

Joshi, A., & Johns, M. M. (2017). Current practices for voice rest recommendations after phonomicrosurgery. The Laryngoscope, 128(5), 1170–1175.

Joshi, A., & Watts, C. R. (2017). Phonation quotient in women: A measure of vocal efficiency using three aerodynamic instruments. Journal of Voice, 31(2), 161–167.

Joshi, A., & Watts, C. R. (2016). Measurement reliability of phonation quotient derived from three aerodynamic instruments. Journal of Voice, 30(6).

Dietrich, M., Andreatta, R. D., Jiang, Y., Joshi, A., & Stemple, J. C. (2012). Preliminary findings on the relation between the personality trait of stress reaction and the central neural control of human vocalization. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(4), 377–389.

Joshi, A., Jiang, Y., Stemple, J. C., Archer, S. M., & Andreatta, R. D. (2011). Induced unilateral vocal fold paralysis and recovery rapidly modulate brain areas related to phonatory behavior: A case study. Journal of Voice, 25(2).

Andreatta, R. D., Stemple, J. C., Joshi, A., & Jiang, Y. (2010). Task-related differences in temporo-parietal cortical activation during human phonatory behaviors. Neuroscience Letters, 484(1), 51–55.

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