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Vocal Function Exercises Research Explained

Why the weird mouth postures? Well, semi occluded vocal tract modifications actually occlude the vocal tract partially and keep the cords slightly separated due to the build up of positive intraoral pressure. Parallel vocal cords lessen the physical effort and improve vocal economy.

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Mask Choice: The Best For Your Voice

Four different types of masks were tested: 1) no mask 2) disposable surgical mask (with the 3 layers) 3) a FFP2 respirator and 4) a clear plastic mask with a cloth frame. Each was tested to see how they compared to the other to see how they impair (or if they impair) sounds of spoken speech. They looked at multiple different output measures, including the AVQI.

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Nebulize is On the Rise: Saline for Optimal Vocal Hydration?

Any voice user knows that when there’s vocal trouble from crazy schedules, different venues, demanding vocal tasks and even airplane travel, we will try anything to get things better. We’ve tried special tea, lozenges, and even gargling with salt water or ginger. Are any of these treatments actually beneficial?

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The Birds and the Bees and VCD?

<img src=”https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5429c0dfe4b041fc9d87d529/1590465907413-OESD6WVSWRM7YME2QTYL/BirdBeeVCD.png” alt=”BirdBeeVCD.png” /> Misdiagnosed Breathing problems can accompany a multitude of conditions including asthma, laryngeal malformations, coughing, narrowing of the windpipe, stress, anxiety, intense

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What Do We Know About Normals?

What is Normal? Voice Rehabilitation depends on knowing to what degree we deviate from the norm. This helps us better understand what constitutes a disorder.

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Resonant Voice Exercise is Better than Vocal Rest?

What Kittie Verdolini Abbott likes to call the “Scream Study” shows just that. She and her cohorts (including Ryan Branski and Clark Rosen) took a group of 9 folks and subjected them all to the same task to “tax” their vocal fold tissue (talking loudly for 1 hour, with a few small breaks in between). Then, they separated them into 3 groups.

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