World Voice Day: Bringing awareness to the realities of voice problems
The annual celebration and acknowledgement of World Voice Day is on April 16th The main goals of World Voice Day are to increase public awareness of the importance of the voice and alertness to voice problems. The Association for Vocal Disorders is a full supporter and participant in World [...]
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 [...]
POEM: Nuance of Voice
Subtle raises up or down give the listener a clue of how to interpret the sound. Prolonged exasperation of one word can change the meaning from banal to profound. Voice in its full range of verbal expression conveys joy, love, heart ache and depression. Nothing can come close to meeting [...]
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Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.