University of Iowa Foundation Professor Ingo Titze is a founding board member of a newly created organization devoted to the scientific study of voice.
The Pan American Vocology Association's
website went live on Oct. 8, and the Inaugural PAVA Symposium will be held Oct. 9-11, 2015 at the University of North Carolina
, who holds the UI Foundation Distinguished Professorship, has a joint appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and the School of Music, both part of the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
co-invented the term "vocology" in 1990, as the "science and practice of voice
book, Vocology, is now a standard in the field.
According to Titze's
writings, voice habilitation studies can be used to repair a voice as well as build and strengthen the voice for specific needs.
The findings of vocologists may be used by otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singers, voice coaches, actors, and others.
According to Dr. Ingo Titze, Executive Director of the National Center of Voice and Speech (NCVS) and co-inventor of the term vocology, "Clinicians and researchers must go beyond simply repairing a voice, or bringing it back to a normal state.