Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 86 , Segment 3
Episode: Faith and Climate Change, Education Tech, Parkinson's
- Jun 22, 2015 9:00 pm
- 13:19 mins
Guest: Mark VanDam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane One of the side-effects of the neurodegenerative disease known as Parkinson’s is quiet speech. Did you know that? People with Parkinson’s tend not to realize that they’re speaking softly, so conversations are peppered with “What’s that?” “Can you speak up?” Linguistics professor Mark VanDam at Washington State University Spokane is developing a wearable device that could remind people with Parkinson’s to speak up when they’re being too quiet.