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.
If you have been thrust unknowingly into the COVID-19 world of virtual voice therapy sessions, you are not alone.
I have been transitioning and pivoting my in-person clinic to seeing each and every client on an online tele therapy platform. Our patients can use doxy.me to sign into their sessions, and this has been working well so far.
Fancy Schmancy It’s important for practicing clinicians treating voice problems to have a good understanding of how efficiently our patients are using air to vibrate
Are you feeling you have to choose between stretch and flow and resonant voice therapy for treating muscle tension dysphonia?”
Several case studies show that phase asymmetry can result from SLN paralysis, but since that can surface in RLN paresis and paralysis, it is not a solid diagnosing factor.
The amount of fitness instructors who experience voice issues that continue to recur is 44-70%, according to Rumbach 2013. 78% report feeling a change in their voices after teaching just one class. And the very sad thing is that 80% of these folks regularly use microphones, but they constantly malfunction or the instructor has no idea how to use them efficiently.
Working for yourself is not an easy out. It takes dedication and learning how to sift through the murky waters to pull through to the sun above. You can enjoy, but you have to keep trying to get ahead. If you want a 9-5 where you leave it all at work, I would encourage you to re-think working your own business. As for me, I couldn’t imagine it any other way….
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.