Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Voice Problems: Quick Surgical Procedure, Or ‘Not Too Quick’ Non-Surgical Treatment & Instruction? Weigh All The Facts…


Nevertheless, every day we are getting inquiries from people (professional speakers/singers or not) who evidently misused or over-used their speaking or singing voices.

Due to that, a lot of them acquired some growth on their vocal cords like: polyps, nodules, lesions,cysts, etc. Needless to say, majority of them are looking for a quick fix, so to speak. They do not realize that there is not such a thing, as something has to change with respect to their voice-use and voice application. The wrong application of the voice while speaking or singing had got them in trouble in the first place.


So, by removing the growth surgically, they are only, somewhat and temporarily, fixing the “instrument”… but what about the “player”? The person who speaks or sings (in a manner of speaking) represents the “instrument” and the “player”.


Let’s visualize a piano player who is constantly hammering on that piano. Needless to say, that piano eventually becomes broken. No problem though, as that piano could easily be fixed. What about the “player”, in that instance?  Evidently, nobody took the hammer from his hand.


Now, take a wild guess…


The answer to this riddle: It is only as a matter of time until the piano will be broken again and, quite possibly, this time, beyond repair. Obviously, the “player” was self-taught, and thus did not know any better how to use the instrument without harming it.


With that said, not only the “instrument” has to be fixed, but mainly, the “player” has to be sufficiently educated with respect to how to extract the maximum capacity from the given instrument with - minimum to no - pain or strain (in our case) on the vocal anatomy. 


So, some of our potential clients (especially the young computer savvy population) are choosing a “quick fix” surgical procedure in hopes that, right after that, they will begin to speak and sing as good as before, or better…? The surgery is done, the “instrument” is somewhat fixed (provided that there were no complications, like in  Joan Rivers case), but the “player” is still ignorant and oblivious with respect of how to “play” on that “instrument” and do no harm to the “instrument” and himself for that matter.


Now go figure!


Please use your savvy brain and understand that there is no change without change



Please use common sense and logic… It will always prevail.

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