The above-described voice disorder sufferers have been experiencing uncontrolled spasms in their voice, which sometimes also travels to their vocal anatomy from their chest or even their stomach!
I could, perhaps, compare it to a form of epilepsy; and in this case, I personally gave it the name of “vocal epilepsy”.
The sufferers of spasmodic dysphonia also often have difficulties to swallow their saliva and some foods for that matter.
It is definitely a disorder of a neurological nature, but also (and I am quite sure of it) is, quite often, emotionally induced. Due to this fact, it often manifests in the various organs of one’s physical body; whereas, unfortunately, the human voice is not excluded.
‘Is this disorder curable’, you, my reader, may ask?
My answer would be that, in majority of cases, it is not; but in my very unique approach to voice mechanics and to the human as a whole, it can be very-much-so well treated and controlled to the point of nearly 100% of spasm reduction in one’s speech.
The fact is that with the proper breathing mechanism instilled in the individual, the voice gets lifted off of the vocal box and off of the vocal anatomy as a whole. Thus, the throat, larynx and vocal cords get the needed relief from the pressure of the sound of the voice.
Needless to say that, in this instance, the sound having the air (fuel underneath of it, in a manner of speaking), will “fly to its programed, aimed destination”. But the above can only happen if the rest of that wholesome mechanism will also be intact. I am talking about the support, structure and placement of the sound in the designated facial cavities (the sinus cavities, if you will).
Once this described above mechanism works in one’s body in the fullest capacity possible, the voice will be shifted to and operated by a different set of muscles altogether…
The above described is the essence of the Vocal Science™ Method and Technique which, in turn, will assure the human voice (speaking and/or singing) working to its best capacity and thus, ability. Therefore, many of the voice/vocal disorders (and even including such a nasty one as spasmodic dysphonia), may be greatly eliminated.
I often ask my present and former clients “What price tag you could put on the above descriptions”?
Needless to say, the common opinion is… The Vocal Science™ approach, method and technique… is simply priceless!
Ms. Yampolsky is one of the world's foremost specialists on the topic of the human voice and is the creator of Vocal Science(TM), a unique and truly revolutionary accelerated vocal development technique. It is a holistic and scientific approach to voice mechanics that enables all singers and speakers to reach their full potential in an extremely short period of time. Based in Ontario, Canada, Diana works with a worldwide spectrum of clientele as a Vocal Coach/Consultant, In-Studio Vocal Production Expert and Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist.