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Community Engagement

HNSCS faculty and clinical staff engage in numerous community education events each year. These activities are a crucial component in connecting with people of all walks of life in our community and beyond.

Singing Voice Health: During COVID-19 and Beyond

Duke Chapel and the Duke Voice Care Center will offer a free, online vocal health workshop with sessions on Wednesdays, September 23 and October 14, at 7:00 p.m. Audrey Walstrom, DMA, MA, CCC-SLP, a clinical singing voice specialist at the Duke Voice Care Center, will lead each one-hour session.

The two-part workshop, titled Singing Voice Health During COVID-19 and Beyond, approaches singers as vocal athletes who need to exercise their voices to avoid vocal injuries and will address vocal challenges during COVID-19. In addition to singers, the workshop is designed for actors, choral directors, music educators, and other performers.

The first session on September 23 will focus on the anatomy of the singing voice, how voice injuries are treated, and how to keep your voice healthy. The October 14 session will cover how to develop healthy vocal habits, age-related voice changes, an introduction to basic vocal conditioning exercises, and tips to keep your voice in shape during COVID-19. Attendance at the first session of the workshop is not required to participate in the second session.

Dr. Zebulon Highben, director of Chapel Music, will moderate the sessions.

For more information, email Duke Chapel Music.


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World Voice Day Celebration

Duke Voice Care Center hosts an Annual World Voice Day Celebration. The event features interactive learning sessions on vocal health, a voice science fair, and performances.

Healthy Focus Lecture Series

Drs. Russell Kahmke and Dan Rocke have provided seminars for the Healthy Focus lecture series at Duke Raleigh Hospital. In September 2017, Dr. Kahmke presented Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a discussion about he epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment modalities for OSA. In November 2017, Dr. Rocke gave a presentation on thyroid nodules and their treatment.

Walk 4 Hearing

Each year, HNSCS sponsors Duke Hearing Center’s participation in the Walk 4 Hearing, which was last held on October 15, 2017.

Cochlear Implant Outreach Event

Audiologists participated in the Cochlear Implant Outreach Event for consumers in Durham in September 2017. The purpose of the event was to educate consumers about cochlear implants, which included information about candidacy and technology.