Members Work

Our members constantly provide us with new scientific inputs. We want to share some of their work here with you.


At our 5th meeting in the series of “CoMeT Academic Online Sessions” Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Mürbe presented his findings on “Aerosol emission of adult and child voices during singing”. Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Mürbe is head of the Department for Audiology and Phoniatrics at the Charité hospital in Berlin, Germany.


CoMeT meeting for 50th years Anniversary in Philadelphia may 29,2019 and 2nd June round table

  1. “Objective Measures Comparing Different Interpretations of Operatic Excerpts”
    Ronald C. Scherer, Ph.D and invitation for CoMeT of the author Raymond Diaz, M.M., M.S., (U.S.A.)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, University: Bowling Green State University
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  2. “Hyperfunction, Airflow, Fundamental”
    Johan Sundberg Ph.D. (Sweden)
    Department of Speech Music Hearing, KTH Stockholm and University College of Music Education Stockholm
    Honorary member of Collegium Medicorum Theatri 2019.
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  3. “Office KTP Laser Treatment of Benign Mucosal Masses in Professional Singers and Speakers”
    Peak Woo MD, FACS Clinical Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
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  4. “Emergency Voice Medicine and Cancellation Policy at an International Musik-Festival. Holistic approach in Treatment of high professional Singers”
    Joseph Schlömicher-Thier, M.D. (Austria).
    Consultant Doctor of the Salzburg Festival. Austrian Voice Institute and International Voice Center Austria.General Secretar of CoMeT.
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  5. “Impact of stage environment in the artistic voice”
    R. Eugenia Chávez Calderón M.D.,Ph.D. (México)
    President of Collegium Medicorum Theatri. Director of Centro de Foniatría y Audiología.
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  6. “Can They Sing or Teach It? If They Can’t Hear It?”
    Halstead Lucinda M.D. (U.S.A.)
    President of Performing Arts Medicine Association.
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  7. “Prevention In Opera Theatre“
    Orietta Calcinoni – ENT, Phoniatrician – Milan (Italy)
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One and a half Century of Phonosurgery

From an outrageous audacity to an advanced standard.
A presentation at the 5th International Congress of the World Voice Consortium, Luxor, Egypt, October 27-31, 2012.

By Juergen Wendler.


Horace Green, New York, published in 1852, according to the historical overview of Steven Zeitels in Bob Sataloff’s big textbook (with an excellent chapter on Voice Surgery by the editor himself) the first report of an excision of a polypoid mass from the laryngeal ventricle area of an 11 years old girl by direct laryngoscopy, using a bent tongue spatula under sunlight. But, the reason was airway obstruction, not the voice. …

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