PUBLICATIONS

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

TREATMENT ATTENDANCE FOR GENDER-AFFIRMING VOICE THERAPY

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