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Janwillem van den Berg
Born 20 November 1926
Akkrum
Died 18 October 1985
Nationality Dutch

Janwillem van den Berg (20 November 1926, Akkrum - 18 October 1985) was a Dutch speech scientist and medical physicist who played a major role in establishing the myoelastic-aerodynamic theory[1] of voice production. The most notable aspect of van den Berg's theory is its impact on modern speech science in providing a foundation for modern models of vocal fold function.

Van den Berg designed the first implantable pacemaker that could be switched to a higher beat rate for a higher level of activity. The first experiments for an R-top triggered pacemaker were done, and the design of electrodes to the heart was tested in animal experiments. This made Van den Berg known to the cardiologists of that time.

Literature

  • van den Berg, J. (1958). “Myoelastic-aerodynamic theory of voice production”, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 3(1): 227-244.
  • Titze, I. R. (2006).The Myoelatic Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation, Iowa City:National Center for Voice and Speech, 2006.

References

  1. ^ Titze, I. R. (2006).The Myoelatic Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation, Iowa City:National Center for Voice and Speech, 2006.

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