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Communication and Swallowing in Healthy Ageing

Our voice, how we speak and understand language can change as we age. The prevalence of brain disorders like dementia also increases as we get older. To accurately identify the onset of disease and to plan evidence based treatments, we need to know what healthy ageing looks like.

Melbourne University (Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology) is researching Communication and Swallowing in ageing.

As part of the study they will assess participants hearing, thinking ability and language, muscle function in the face, voice, and speech, socioeconomic status, educational level, gender, professional voice use, and age.

Data will inform our understanding of the ageing process.

If you are between 50 and 90 years old and are interested in participating in this research please contact Sandra Rojas, Speech Pathologist, PhD Student, University of Melbourne.
Phone:0450 703 692 email: rojass@student.unimelb.edu.au Researcher’ website

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