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Welcome to Vocal Disorders Connect!

  • Greetings! This site is a forum for connecting and supporting people with various vocal disorders. We also welcome family/friends/supporters of those who deal with the disorders and professionals who provide treatment and/or research in these areas.

Our History

Our social network was started by Andrea Hardaway in August 2008. Andrea’s mother has been struggling with Spasmodic Dysphonia for over 11 years. Andrea has seen the daily struggles her mother endures as a result of SD and is willing to do anything to help her and others who deal with voice-related problems.

Andrea hopes her gift of motivation, networking, and bringing people together will provide a powerful shift in the daily experiences of those affected by vocal disorders.

NOTE: This site is not at all affiliated with any formal organization, doctor, or pharmaceutical company. While representatives from these various sectors may be represented as members on this site, their opinions and views are their own. You should always use precaution and check with your physician before trying any sort of treatment.

Vocal Disorders Connect is intended to be a place of motivation, support, and knowledge sharing.

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  • Sean McDonagh
    Sean McDonaghMuscle Tension Dysphonia: Hi Folks I'm an actor with my own theater company who pushed way too hard did too many shows and ended up with MTD. diagnose properly 4 months ago although its been developing over the previous  year. spent few months doing excercises and speech therapy b...  more
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  • Diana Yampolsky
    Diana Yampolsky If you are suffering from voice damage due to symptoms like Laryngitis, Burned Vocal Cords due to Acid Reflux, Vocal Cord Polyps (Nodules, Lesions, Cysts), Vocal Cord Paralysis and others? Let us know! We specialize in helping others recover and improve t...  more
    • August 8
  • Dawn Muller
    Dawn Muller I joined last year and do not see much activity. It is a shame because the support would be nice.
    • August 5
  • Julie Gates
    Julie Gates I am also wondering about more and different treatments for MTD. I was once a professional vocalist and can often barely talk, let alone sing. Have had evals from Speech Pathologist, endured speech therapy which was painful and fruitless. I have also had ...  more
    • August 3
  • Julie Gates
    Julie GatesColin Boko: Hi Colin. I am new here also. Signed up awhile back but just now became active. I have Muscle Tension Dysphonia, unresolved after 4 years. Been through the stroboscope, octave range testing, Speech Pathology and the myriad other tests and suggested treatm...  more
    • August 3
  • Dawn Muller
    Dawn Muller Feel free to message me. I'm looking for support too.
    • August 3
  • Audrey McCants
    Audrey McCants Hi all thank you for allowing me to join the group.  The reason I joined is because I was looking for some support.  I now suffer from mtd.  I was wondering do anyone knows what types of jobs one can get with this disorder.  I have over 30 years customer ...  more
    • July 20
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