Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

April 12, 2019

Tanya L. Eadie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Tanya L. Eadie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Additional Titles: Adjunct Professor
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryAssociate Vice Provost
Academic Personnel
Research Areas: Speech, voice
Research Interests: Voice evaluation, laryngectomy rehabilitation, models of health and disability
Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) development and measurement
Work Summary:

In the past few decades, the field of speech-language pathology has begun to recognize the validity of comprehensive evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. This is reflected in ASHA’s adoption of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as the framework for the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA, 2001). As such, Dr. Eadie’s long-term goals are to develop a clinical evaluative protocol by which clinicians can more effectively and accurately report the degree of vocal impairment using physiologic, acoustic, and auditory-perceptual measures. In addition, she hopes to continue to expand upon the current clinical database addressing the degree of impact on daily voice activity and participation as affected by various types of voice disorders, including those affected by head and neck cancer.

Research in the Vocal Function Laboratory focuses on two main areas of inquiry: 1) auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice disorders, including sources of variability related to these measures; and 2) everyday communication outcomes in a number of clinical populations. These studies have involved collaborations with colleagues in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington and other institutions.

Links: Faculty Profile
Lab Website
Publications on Google Scholar