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PUBLICATIONS

INSURANCE COVERAGE OF VOICE SERVICES

Dubey, I., Stryker, S.D., Madzia, J.L., Pickle, S., Dion, G.R., & McKenna, V.S. (2024). Insurance coverage of gender-affirming laryngological services: An in-depth analysis in a midwestern U.S. state. Perspectives (SIG03), accepted.

AWARENESS AND UTILIZATION OF VOICE SERVICES

Madzia, J.L., Stryker, S., Bamford, L.M., Pickle, S., & McKenna, V.S. (2024). Gender-diverse patients’ awareness and utilization of gender-affirming laryngological services. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, in press.

PHONEMIC AND PITCH VARIABILITY PDF

Mira, A.S., Wilkens, M.E., Washington, K.N., & McKenna, V.S. (2024). Phonemic and pitch variability in bilingual preschoolers: A comparison of Jamaican Creole and English. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, in press.

SMARTPHONE ALGORITHMS VS PRAAT PDF

Llico, A.F., Shanley, S.N., Friedman, A.F., Bamford, L.M., Roberts, R.M., & McKenna, V.S. (2023).  A comparison between custom smartphone acoustic processing algorithms and Praat in healthy and disordered voices. Journal of Voice, in press.

VOCAL COMBAT RCT PDF

Reid, K., McKenna, V.S., Lee, A., Giliberto, J.P., & Smith, D. (2023). Reducing vocal fatigue while preserving realism during video game voice overs using the vocal combat technique: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Voice, in press.

NATURALISTIC SMARTPHONE POSITIONING PDF

McKenna, V.S., Roberts, R.M., Friedman, A.D., Shanley, S.N., & Llico, A.F. (2023). Impact of naturalistic smartphone positioning on acoustic measures of voice. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 154(1), 323-333.

TREATMENT ATTENDANCE PDF

McKenna, V.S., Gustin, R.L., Hobek, A.L., Howell, R.J., Dickinson, T.E., Shanley, S.N., & Patel, T.H. (2022). Factors related to treatment attendance for patients seeking gender-affirming voice therapy. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 32(1), 216-233.

BILINGUAL SPEECH ACOUSTICS PDF

Leon, M., Washington, K.N., McKenna, V.S., Crowe, K., Fritz, K., & Boyce, S. (2022). Characterizing speech sound productions in bilingual speakers of Jamaican Creole and English: Application of durational acoustic methods. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 66(1), 61-83.

RFF REVIEW PDF

McKenna, V.S., Vojtech, J.M., Previtera, M., Kendall, C.L., & Carraro, K.E. (2022). A scoping literature review of relative fundamental frequency (RFF) in individuals with and without voice disorders. Applied Sciences, 12(16), 1-18.

VOCAL COMBAT PILOT STUDY PDF

Reid, K., McKenna, V.S., & Smith, D. (2022). Mitigating dysphonia, pain, and vocal handicap after violent video game voice overs: A pilot investigation into Vocal Combat Technique training. Journal of Voice, in press.

LINGUISTICALLY INFORMED ASSESSMENT PDF

Leon, M., Washington, K.N., McKenna, V.S., Crowe, K. & Fritz, K.(2022). Linguistically informed acoustic and perceptual analysis of bilingual children's speech productions: An exploratory study in the Jamaican Context. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, in press.

EDUCATIONAL MODULES PDF

McKenna, V.S., Gustin, R.L., Howell, R.J., Patel, T.H., Emery, M.B., Kendall, C.L., & Kelliher, N.J. (2021). Developing educational health modules to improve vocal wellness in mask-wearing occupational voice users. Journal of Voice, in press.

FACE MASKS and SPEECH/VOICE PDF

McKenna, V.S., Kendall, C.L., Patel, T.H., Howell, R.J., & Gustin, R.L. (2021). Impact of face masks on speech acoustics and vocal effort in healthcare professionals. The Laryngoscope, 00, 1-7.

VOICE ACOUSTICS PRE/POST WORKDAY PDF

McKenna, V.S., Patel, T.H., Kendall, C.L., Howell, R.J., & Gustin, R.L. (2021). Voice acoustics and vocal effort in mask-wearing healthcare professionals: A comparison pre- and post-workday. Journal of Voice, in press.

VOICING BOUNDARY DETECTION PDF

Vojtech, J.M., Cilento, D.D., Luong, A.T., Noordzij Jr., J.P., Diaz-Cadiz, M., Groll, M.D., Buckley, D.P., McKenna, V.S., Noordzij, J.P., & Stepp, C.E. (2021). Acoustic identification of the voicing boundary during intervocalic offsets and onsets based on vocal fold vibratory measures. Applied Sciences, 11, 1-24.

VOCAL TRACT LENGTH & EXTRINSIC LARYNGEAL TENSION PDF

Groll, M.D., McKenna, V.S., Hablani, S., & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Formant-estimated vocal tract length and extrinsic laryngeal muscle activation during modulation of vocal effort in healthy speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 1395-1403.

VOICE ONSET TIME IN VOCAL HYPERFUNCTION PDF

McKenna, V.S., Hylkema, J.A., Tardif, M.C., & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Voice onset time in individuals with hyperfunctional voice disorders: Evidence for disordered vocal motor control. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 405-420.

TRANSGENDER VOICE CHANGES UNDER TESTOSTERONE PDF

Cler G.J., McKenna V.S., Dahl, K.L., & Stepp C.E. (2020). Longitudinal case study of transgender voice changes under testosterone hormone therapy. Journal of Voice, 34(5), 748-762.

RESPIRATORY CALIBRATION METHODS PDF

McKenna, V.S., & Huber, J.E. (2019). The accuracy of respiratory calibration methods for estimating lung volume during speech breathing: A comparison of four methods across three adult cohorts. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 2632-2644.

ADDUCTORY KINEMATICS IN LOW//HIGH SPEED PDF

Diaz Cadiz, M., McKenna, V.S., Vojtech, J.M., Stepp, C.E. (2019). Adductory vocal fold kinematic trajectories during conventional versus high-speed videoendoscopy. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 1685-1706.

PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL EFFORT PDF

McKenna, V.S., Diaz-Cadiz, M.E., Shembel, A.C., Enos, N.M., & Stepp, C.E. (2019). The relationship between physiological mechanisms and the self-perception of vocal effort. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(4), 815-834.

ACOUSTICS & PERCEPTIONS OF VOCAL EFFORT PDF

McKenna, V.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2018). The relationship between acoustical and perceptual measures of vocal effort. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), 1643-1658.

SUBGLOTTAL PRESSURE DURING MODULATIONS OF EFFORT PDF

McKenna, V.S., Llico, A.F., Mehta, D.D., Perkell, J.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2017). Magnitude of neck-surface vibration as an estimate of subglottal pressure during modulations of vocal effort and intensity in healthy speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(12), 3404-3416.

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF LINGUAL STRENGTH TRAINING PDF

McKenna, V.S., Zhang, B., Haines, M., & Kelchner, L. (2017). A systematic review of isometric lingual strength training programs in adult populations with and without dysphagia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 524-539.

SURFACE HYDRATION & VOCAL LOADING PDF

Fujiki, R., Chapleau, A., Sundarrajan, A., McKenna, V., and Sivasankar, P. (2017). The interaction of surface hydration and vocal loading on voice measures. Journal of Voice, 31(2), 211-217.

RELATIVE FUNDAMENTAL FREQUENCY & LARNGEAL STIFFNESS PDF

McKenna, V.S., Heller Murray, E.S., Lien, Y.S., & Stepp, C.E. (2016). The relationship between relative fundamental frequency and a kinematic estimate of laryngeal stiffness in healthy adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), 1283-1294.

PRESENTATIONS

SPEECH SCIENCE MODULES PDF

Shanley, S.N., Hobek, A.L., Leon, M., & McKenna, V.S. (2023). “Culturally inclusive course material for the Speech Sciences: Evaluation of an undergraduate speech science course with diversity emphasis.” National Black Association of Speech-Language and Hearing Convention, Washington, DC. [Poster Presentation].

ON-APP ACOUSTIC ACQUISITION & PROCESSING PDF

McKenna, V.S., Llico, A.F., Friedman, A.D., Shanley, S.N., Talavage, T., & Bamford, L.M. (2022). “Developing a voice monitoring smartphone app: Acoustic acquisition and processing considerations.” Acoustical Society of America, Nashville, TN. [Poster Presentation].

E-CIGARETTES PDF

Ling, C., McKenna, V.S., Llico, A.F., & Patel, R. (2022). “Effects of daily electronic cigarette use on the vocal mechanism: A multimodality investigation.” American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. [Poster Presentation]. **Meritorious Poster Award

CHRONIC COUGH PDF

Humpert, L.J., Fletcher, B.N., Friedman, A.D., Vhaduri, S., & McKenna, V.S. (2022).  “Perceptions of health monitoring through smartphone technology: A pilot study in patients with chronic cough.” 51st Annual Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, [Poster Presentation].

SCOPING REVIEW OF RFF PDF

Carraro, K.E., Kendall, C.L., Previtera, M., Vojtech, J.M., & McKenna, V.S. (2022).  “A scoping literature review of relative fundamental frequency in individuals with and without voice disorders.” 51st Annual Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. [Poster Presentation].

TREATMENT ATTENDANCE FOR GENDER-AFFIRMING VOICE THERAPY PDF

McKenna, V.S., Gustin, R.L., Hobek, A.L., Howell, R.J., Dickinson, T.E., Shanley, S.N., & Patel, T.H. (2021). “Treatment Attendance for Gender-Affirming Voice Therapy: A retrospective analysis of treatment trends before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Fall Voice, Miami, FL. [Poster Presentation]. 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARLY SHOWCASE PRESENTATION VIDEO

Carraro, K.E., Humpert, L.N., & McKenna, V.S. (2021). “Improving Vocal Health in mask-wearing community workers.” Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase, Cincinnati, OH. [Oral Presentation].  **Awarded "Excellence in Communication"

UC HEALTH WORLD VOICE DAY SYMPOSIUM, 2021 VIDEO

McKenna, V.S. (2021). “Masks and vocal health, Part I: The impact of masks on communication.” World Voice Day, Cincinnati, OH.

THE IMPACT OF FACE MASKS ON SPEECH ACOUSTICS AND VOCAL EFFORT IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS PDF

Kendall, C.L., Patel, T.H., & McKenna, V.S. (2021). “The impact of face masks on speech and voice acoustics in healthcare professionals.” Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium, Boston, MA.

VOCAL ACOUSTICS AND VOCAL EFFORT IN MASK-WEARING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS PDF

Patel, T.H., Kendall, C.L., & McKenna, V.S. (2021). “Voice Acoustics and Vocal Effort in Mask-wearing Healthcare Professionals.” Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium, Boston, MA. **Awarded "Best Poster: Second Place" 

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