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Vocally Speaking If You Are Sexually Active, Please be Careful and Try, At least, Not to Ruin Your Voice.

I am sure, you, my reader, find the above title quite intriguing. The question which might pop into your mind would probably be – “what is being sexually active could possibly do with ruining my voice...?” Unfortunately, it has some validity to it. For example, every one of us would know of the nasty sexually transmitted disease, such as HPV (human papilloma virus). The general awareness about it is that, if the virus was received from the infected partner, it would be manifested, primarily, in the sexual organs. However, the above described virus could settle in on the vocal cords and drastically infect the vocal anatomy and thus, dramatically affect the quality of the human voice. The voice becomes raspy and hoarse and easily could be mistaken for the cold, flu, strep throat, or simply an acid reflux. Months and even years could pass until all the specific tests will be thoroughly executed by a professional ENT doctor/surgeon. Once diagnosed, the surgery is

Singing Voice And Speaking Voice. Color And Tone... Can It Be Improved, Enhanced or, Outright Changed?

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A couple of days ago, I received a phone call from an 18 years old man who was asking if I could completely change his voice, (surgically, or non-surgically LOL), so he could sound like a certain rapper…? I wasn’t quite sure whether I should laugh or cry. The question was funny, to say the least, but the issue was sad, as at 18 years of age, he was still very naive and simply foolish, to put it mildly. In our, so to speak, at least technologically advanced age, he sounded like he had no slightest idea about this world and how it operates, let alone about the human voice and what triggers it to work in a certain way. I always said previously that the voice, like fingerprints, does identify the person, as each human being has their own unique voice, which, in turn, also reflects the state of their particular being. Could that be completely changed or modified, you my reader, may ask? The answer for the former: “No, like fingerprints, it cannot be change

Mind, Body and Voice; Miraculous Throat Cancer Recovery

“Diana, I am amazed: the doctors - the ‘experts’ - just keep saying 'nothing can be done, be happy for what you have left' and they're wrong. You have proved them wrong with your vocal approach” - Tim Bristol, throat cancer survivor of Niagara Falls, New York. Tim Bristol, a professional musician and singer for the last 40 years was, unfortunately, diagnosed with tonsil cancer. He was given a choice to undergo quite extensive chemo and radiation therapy, or otherwise, it could have endangered his life. He chose the former, but then he was experiencing the side effects of such therapy. He lost his salivary glands, his throat was always dry and his voice was drawn in a very low position and sounded raspy and hoarse when he first came for his non-surgical voice repair sessions. Also, he lost nerve endings on the tips of his fingers, which was very crucial for his career as a musician/guitar player. The doctors were congratulating him on being alive and conquer