Are Clients With Voice Disorders at Risk for Hiring Discrimination? A Spasmodic Dysphonia Study
Conference Title/Conference Publication
Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
November 12, 2015 - November 14, 2015
Date of Presentation
This study examined employer perceptions of a speaker with spasmodic dysphonia during a simulated telephone interview. Employers made judgments in one of two conditions: a) pre-BOTOX/severe, and b) post-BOTOX/mild. Results showed that unique concerns emerged for the applicant in the severe condition. Implications for disclosure during hiring will be discussed.
Isetti, Derek D.; Eadie, Tanya L.; Baylor, Carolyn R.; and Burns, Michael, "Are Clients With Voice Disorders at Risk for Hiring Discrimination? A Spasmodic Dysphonia Study" (2015). School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty Presentations. 202.