If Voice Damage is Undeniable…, Suffering should be Optional.

You are experiencing voice problems:

  • Sore throat, hard to swallow, burning vocal cords, difficulty speaking/singing, etc.
  • “Should I ignore all of this and hope that my voice will come back on its own and will be as good as before or better?”
  • “Should I agree for a surgical procedure?”
  • “Should I try to find a “magic” pill, which will solve all my voice problems?”

Should you continue suffering, or should you do something about it?

 I am sure that the first thought that usually comes to your mind is,  “let’s go to the doctor and find out what’s wrong with me”.
Then you get a referral to the ENT specialist. And after that, "if you’re lucky", you may be diagnosed with something not so serious, and most likely, you would be offered some kind of a medical drug, which usually is designed to knock down your gastric acid, regardless weather you have it or not.

If you are "not so lucky", you may not be diagnosed with anything at all, or could be diagnosed with something serious which is, in doctor’s opinion, may require a laser or even a scalper surgery.
Now you may have a dilemma:

My advice would be the latter.

As I mentioned in one of my other blogs, I had a similar dilemma with my lower molar tooth. It took me a month of research and appointments with general dentists, root canal specialists, and tooth extraction specialists. The peculiar part of it was that I managed to concur the toothache completely using natural herbs and remedies during the month when I was very busy with voice repair projects from out of country, while concurrently I had to make my decision how to deal with my dental problem. In my case, I came to the conclusion that the best way would be to extract my doomed tooth, as everything else would be much more complicated and, in the final analysis, I may lose that tooth anyways. I, however, examined all of my options before making my decision.

With respect of the voice problem, I know people who did not even ask for a second opinion and momentarily agreed to the vocal operation. Granted, they wanted to end their sufferings immediately, but unfortunately, not always they acquired the desirable outcome. Moreover, shortly after the operation, they found more polyps or nodules on their vocal cords then they had originally.
Why, you may ask?  The answer is that they got rid of the symptoms momentarily, but the cause of the problem was still unsolved.

Holistically speaking, you have to look at the entire human body and not only at the organ(s) effected. Once the body is properly cleansed and the immune system is significantly boosted, the quality of the voice will inevitably improve on its own. Then, when the “instrument” is, so to speak, tuned, now it is the time to teach the “player” how to extract the maximum capacity from the given “instrument” in order to achieve the desirable performance - speaking or singing. 

I have to note that sometimes the vocal surgery cannot be avoided, but the post-surgery care and proper voice instruction should not even be up for discussion...


The conclusion of all of this is: Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Stop being scared. Do something about it, STOP YOUR SUFFERING ONCE AND FOR ALL!


Diana Yampolsky is the Master Vocal Coach, Studio Vocal Producerand Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist at The Royans Professional Vocal School  and The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair, in Toronto, Canada and worldwide. She is the sole creator of the Vocal Science (TM) method - Trademarked with the Government of Canada.
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