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 +16:00-16:15 Eric J. Hunter (USA)
 +**A budget voice dosimetry system for research: Benefits and limitations**
 +Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA\\
 +National Center for Voice and Speech, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA\\
 +Keywords: Voice; ambulatory phonoatory monitoring, APM, voice dosimetry
 +Voice accumulation and voice dosimetry devices have been developed for ambulatory monitoring of voice use, usually to either relate excessive voice use to voice problems or to identify voice overuse. Currently there are several commercial options available which can be used to address a range of research questions and clinical needs. Even though these devices are mature and are readily available for both clinical and research use, the cost of the technology can be a hindrance. For example, in a voice specialty clinic, administration of ambulatory monitoring takes voice clinic resources (e.g., handling, data transfer, calibration, maintenance). In a research setting, voice and speech scientists without significant research funding may not be able to afford even one or two devices, not to mention the multiple devices (5 or more) necessary to monitor multiple people simultaneously. Further hampering the use of this device is the discontinuance of a commonly used commercial device. 
 +The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a research-grade voice monitoring system, made from off-the-shelf components from several commercial vendors for less than $500USD, which could be used to record several hours to several days of data. Presented will be a few ways this device could be put together as well as the benefits and limitations of each.
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