The Voice – Mary’s Blog

You Are What You Say: our language use tells on us

You Are What You Say: our language use tells on us

As Americans gear up for the final weeks leading up to the presidential election, an assortment of rants, insults, name calling and other forms of verbal abuse will likely continue to be a part of the political landscape, representing a change in cultural norms that...

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Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

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 different speech activities engage...

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One Piece of Advice from People Living with Parkinson’s

One Piece of Advice from People Living with Parkinson’s

Our weekly LOUD Crowd group of 14 people is as diverse a group of people you could have. Although all have a medical diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or a related diagnosis such as PSP, no two people look alike, sound alike, have the same motor or non-motor symptoms,...

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Anger, Pessimism, and Pulmonary Health

Anger, Pessimism, and Pulmonary Health

In a study published in Thorax in 2006, researchers set out to test the hypothesis that hostility contributes to faster rates of decline in lung function among older adults.[i] Hostility and anger are considered risk factors for, or to co-occur with, many health...

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Throat Clearing: a symptom or a habit?

Throat Clearing: a symptom or a habit?

Over many years of evaluating and treating patients with a voice impairment, throat clearing is the most common accompanying behaviors, and one of the most irritating to the vocal folds. So why do patients do it?  “I have phlegm,” “mucus,” “there’s something there,”...

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Diaphragmatic Strengthening for Breathing and Posture

Diaphragmatic Strengthening for Breathing and Posture

Research has unveiled some important associations between bad posture and health issues. Age related degenerative changes in the spine can contribute to a stooped posture, and a tendency to bend or flex forward is also the most common change in posture seen with...

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