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Parkinson’s Disease, speech issues, SpeechVive and entrepreneurship

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Jessica Huber, professor in speech, language and hearing sciences, can talk about speech issues, such as mumbled speech or speaking in a whispery voice, related to Parkinson’s disease, as well as the related communication and relationship challenges. She is the creator of SpeechVive, a device worn behind the ear that reduces the speech impairments associated with Parkinson's disease by prompting people to speak more loudly. The device is sold in 20 states. 

Huber also is the co-founder of SpeechVive Inc., which licenses its technology through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization. Huber, a Purdue Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship in 2014, also can talk about entrepreneurship as she developed the SpeechVive technology based on her research. She also is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.

Huber can discuss:

  • Speech issues related to Parkinson’s disease.
  • Communication and relationship challenges for Parkinson’s patients.
  • Quality of life issues in older adults and people with degenerative motor diseases.
  • Creating entrepreneur technology based on research.

Contact: Jessica Huber, 765-494-3796, jhuber@purdue.edu  

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