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Vocally Speaking: “You Have The Right To Remain Silent…” But Would You Want to Exercise This Right, Or Would You Rather To Embark On A Voice Repair Deal?

Sometime ago, I received an e-mail from a, seem to be, very frustrated, aggressive and, probably, very loud in the past, woman. She was, sort of, inquiring about her damaged voice, but in the tone of her e-mail, there was a lot of anger and blame. As usual, I asked her if she wanted to speak on the phone, so I could hear her voice, first hand and then make my assumptions and outline the best course of action for her particular case to be.

She agreed and I dialed the number.
The minute she picked up the phone, she tried to “scream”, with her broken voice at me, blaming everybody and anybody and saying, with anger, that she could not scream anymore at her two teenage sons while they were on the field, playing soccer.
Go figure!
To me, even with her voice issue, she sounded very loud, rude and obnoxious, and also, interestingly enough, she, instead of wanting (for real) to fix her voice, wanted to learn a sign language…? Usually, people with a hearing impediment are using sign language, so, …

Voice Disorders Classic Diagnosis: Vocal Cords Acid Reflux and/or Muscle Tension Dysphonia? Go Figure!!!

Voice Repair Part 1: Could the Regular Vocal Coach Fix your Voice?

Voice Repair: We Don’t Just Speak About It - We Make It Happen!

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Hoarse Voice / Raspy Voice? – Should you be concerned and do something about it, or should you hope that your voice would get back to normal on its own?

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Let’s find out…
Perhaps one day you woke up and felt that your throat is unusually dry and even somewhat scratchy.

You probably did not think much about it, as it had happened before. So you started clearing your throat, trying to cough it out, but this time it was much harder to bring it to the normal state. You have tried again and again and instead of it getting better, it was getting worse.

Now, probably there was a time for concern.

At first, you thought that maybe you caught a cold or a virus, but you overall felt allright and not sick at all. Then you started to analyze your social behavior and your conduct at work, trying to remember if anybody there was sick and had a virus or a cold. After that, another thought occurred your mind and you started thinking...

“Probably, I speak too much and too loud on an everyday basis, I speak on the phone all day and then go to a loud club or to my band practice…”
Suddenly, you realize that you are overworking your voice double/triple its c…