[Diagnosis] What is Vocal Fold Paresis / Vocal Fold Paralysis?

Definition: Vocal Fold Paresis / Vocal Fold Paralysis is a vocal disorder where the vocal fold(s) don’t open or close properly due to abnormal nerve input to the voice box muscles (laryngeal muscles).  The nerves involved in the tensing and opening of vocal folds are the superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) and the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), […]

[Diagnosis] What is Spasmodic Dysphonia?

Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is a vocal disorder where involuntary movements (spasms) of the muscles inside of the vocal folds (larynx) occur during speech.  This interferes with the production of voice; causing breaks in the voice and also resulting in strained speech. Also referred to as: Laryngeal Dystonia Strangled voice Various Types: Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD):  […]

How to Finally Make Voice Exercises a Part of Your Day

Are you having trouble getting motivated to practice your voice exercises?  Andrea Hardaway shares some practical things you can do to help you get motivated to make those exercises a part of your daily routine.  

How to Accomplish Your Vocal Health Goals

Last week, my little dog (Princess)  fixed her eyes on a squirrel which had stalled on a tree.  She charged towards the tree, in full pursuit of the squirrel.  Initially, I don’t think she realized the tree was surrounded by a hedge of bushes.  However, once she did, she was too focused on the squirrel […]

All Voices Matter on VoiceMatters.net!

There’s been lots of discussion on VoiceMatters.net in the past couple of weeks.  Thank you for your comments, contributions, and messages.EXPRESS YOURSELF:I’ve always found creative expression to be a wonderful way of sharing.  Here is a poem, written by Louise Bale, Please feel free to share your thoughts… Lost for Words  Words should tumble like a waterfall, roll easy […]