The Voice – Mary’s Blog

Aspirating When drinking? Don’t be a Bird Brain

Aspirating When drinking? Don’t be a Bird Brain

Most birds drink some water every day, but they don’t drink the way we humans do. Their anatomy is obviously quite different from ours, and that includes not having cheeks and lips. With a few exceptions, birds lack the ability to suction liquid into their throats,...

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Recycle Your Hi-VOLT® Bracelet

Recycle Your Hi-VOLT® Bracelet

What should I do when my Hi-VOLT® no longer works? At Voice Aerobics, we are trying to be more eco-conscious. When the battery in your Hi-VOLT® light bracelet no longer works, we hope it represents 45 hours of speech and voice practice with a great outcome. When it’s...

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Become a Core Supporter and Fortify Your Inner Strength

Become a Core Supporter and Fortify Your Inner Strength

According to Mayo Clinic.org core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical...

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New Swallowing Technologies Empower Patients

New Swallowing Technologies Empower Patients

Dysphagia (a disruption to swallowing function) in adults can be a symptom associated with stroke, head and neck cancer treatment, or a chronic neurodegenerative disease such as ALS or Parkinson’s. But even in the general population, current evidence suggests that 15%...

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2021 Scholarship Winner Kateirena (Kate) Koval

2021 Scholarship Winner Kateirena (Kate) Koval

The 2021 scholarship recipient is Kate Koval, a second year graduate student at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. The Voice Aerobics® graduate student scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates character traits and intention to...

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Aphasia and Dysphagia Can Cause a Life of Isolation

Aphasia and Dysphagia Can Cause a Life of Isolation

Imagine this Fourth of July going to a family barbecue and seeing and smelling all the luscious food but being unable to eat. Or imagine going to your grandchild’s high school or college graduation but being unable to speak or understand what everyone is talking...

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Does Medicare Pay for This? FAQ about therapy and insurance

Does Medicare Pay for This? FAQ about therapy and insurance

In my 30 years of working as a speech-language pathologist in Florida, the first question I get from almost every new patient when contacting them to schedule an appointment is: “does Medicare pay for this?” My private practice serves adult patients only, and because...

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