Deputy Executive Director
Eric J. Hunter is an associate research scientist with the National Center for Voice and Speech. At the University of Utah, he is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) and the Division of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery (School of Medicine), as well as in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (College of Public Health), where he teaches Hearing Science. He also teaches Voice Instrumentation (a University of Iowa Communication Sciences and Disorders course) at the NCVS’s Summer Vocology Institute. .
Dr. Hunter is on the board of editors of The Open Acoustics Journal (Bentham Science Publishers) and the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. He is also a member of the American Physical Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Society of Biomechanics.
After receiving his B.S. and M.S. in Physics, he received the National Research Service Award traineeship to complete his PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from The University of Iowa. Dr. Hunter now uses this background in physics and acoustics to study all aspects of the voice mechanism (anatomy, biomechanics, acoustics, etc).
Link to abbreviated CV (pdf)
- Occupational and habilitative speech science
- Aging effects on voice
- Gender differences in vocal health
- Biomechanics of speech articulators (specifically the larynx and laryngeal muscle mechanics)
- Vibration and posturing models of the vocal system
- Muscle mechanics and muscle models
- Biomechanical properties of tissues
- Signal processing
Broader Academic Interests:
- Human Vibration Exposure
- Speech Perception
- Musical Acoustics
- Speech Science
- Hearing Science
- Voice Instrumentation
- Musical Acoustics
Broader academic interests include: psychoacoustics, recording techniques, speech perception, musical acoustics, integrated circuit processes creation, machine recognition of speech.
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