Could a Drug Yield Speech Improvement for People with Parkinson’s?

New Drug Provides Speech Improvement for People With Parkinson’s                                                                                                                                                                            Have I got your attention?...

Is Your Patient a Candidate for Speech Vive a Wearable Device

Reduced speech intensity (hypophonia) is one of the cardinal motor speech features associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Hypophonia in PD is an important contributor to decreased intelligibility and has been attributed to vocal fold stiffness or weakness, reduced...

Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

A new patient asked:  “am I coming to see you to find out how bad my voice is?” “NO,” I replied, “you’re coming to find out how good it could be!” Research has shown us that vocal behavior is hierarchically organized and that...

Has Parkinson’s Got Your Speech Caught in a Speed Trap?

Last week while driving home from work on one of my usual routes, I got caught in a speed trap. When I told a few patients about it, no one was surprised, as they have seen me zipping around in my little FIAT. Fortunately, the police officer was kind, and only gave me...