FINDING YOUR VOICE
Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States alone have experienced trouble using their voice.
The significant life altering impact these individuals’ experience is often misunderstood. A feeling of being less competitive in the workplace, strained marriages, ad even routine tasks such as placing orders over the phone or speaking to an automated phone system becomes a frustrating and daunting chore.
Losing the ability to communicate effectively can bring about a profound sense of isolation, as communication is the essence of human life.
The Association of Vocal Disorders wants you to know that you are not alone.
We have witnessed countless stories of people overcoming daily challenges that are brought on by limited voice. While many are able to strengthen or recover their voice in the process, some have still managed to find victory in the midst of voice challenges.
Our global ad growing community of patients, healthcare providers, service/product inventors, and supporters are working together to give a voice to the voiceless.
If you are living with a voice problem, please know you DO have a voice and YOUR voice MATTERS.
Empowering those impacted by vocal disorders through
Together we make all the difference
Voice Loss: The Story of Father Michael Mondik
by Susan Hornak Is prayer spoken or is it felt? When the voice is absent how are prayers expressed? Voice loss presents itself for many different reasons. In this case voice loss was the quiet warning signal that announced a greater challenge was yet to come. As a 26 year [...]
How I Regained Voice and Confidence through Byzantine Chant
Byzantine Chant by Susan Reagan and Deacon Mark Koscinski What voice have I to share with the world; to express needs and wants, to bestow compliments and kindness, to ask of others how may I understand? A little over 6 years ago I experienced the sudden onset and eventual decline [...]
Interview: Finding Your Voice in the Midst of Voice Loss (Dr. Paul Jenkins)
Dr. Paul Jenkins recently joined Susan Reagan to share his experience with living with a vocal disorder and overcoming challenges each day through the power of positivity. In this interview… Susan and Dr. Jenkins cover a number of exciting things, including: Enhancing and improving life with a vocal disorder The true impact of [...]
Shop (with a vocal disorder) till you Drop!
When you are going to go shopping it is good to have a plan of action. Workers in the stores are more than likely seasonal workers so they probably do not have a good idea of where things are in the store. Grab sales ads before you plan to go [...]
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Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.