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"RRRR" Plan In Case of Voice Damage

REALIZE
·REVIEW ·RELIEF ·RE-BUILD
More and more people seem to be suffering from one or another cause of vocal damage. There are different symptoms and, of course, different causes. So the very first stage for the person with some kind of voice issue is to "Realize" that it is actually present. Something definitely changed in their voice quality, speaking and/or singing. 
In the majority of cases the voice became raspy and hoarse, flat and dull. However, some people are totally in denial of it. Nevertheless, they feel a change in their voice quality anddelivery, but they would not admit it even to themselves. Then comes the time when the sufferers start self-analysis and begin to "Review" and analyze when and how the voice started subsiding and disappearing on them. 
Next stage, they are looking for the "Relief" of their voice condition, as sometimes they have pain and discomfort in their throat, pain in their neck and shoulders, gastric acid reflux up their…

Vocal Rehab for Seniors and for Everybody Else for that Matter

When I work with people over 65 years old on their voiceproblems, I very often have to literally revive them back to life prior to working on their voice. When these people finally end up in my studio they most of the time look, feel and act quite beat up, so to speak.
Prior to getting to me, they have had a lot of health issues and other, aspects of life, turbulence and tribulations. Some of them have undergone various surgeries, and then, instead of getting better, they acquired some strange side effects, like for example (with one of my clients), uncontrollable cough, which has been lasting for the last 27 years!
Finally, several years ago, due to very disturbed upper and lower respiratory organs, as well as her throat and her vocal box in general, she began to lose her voice. The tone of her voice had deepened and sounded raspy and hoarse.
Needless to say, that her pronunciation and enunciation were severely compromised. Her posture was very slouched and her upper back was not…

Voice issues - Speech and Singing Lessons for Seniors.

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“Voice is a muscle and it has to be trained”, Said one of the judges of the television show, ‘The Voice’.