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How Does the Voice Work?

How Does the Voice Work?

Your lungs are you power source, producing the strength of sound

Vocal folds (or cords) are part of your larynx, and vibrate to make the air from your lungs vibrate, producing sound

Everything above your vocal folds (such as lips, tongue, and sinuses) are resonators, shaping sound and giving it color.

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Preventative Vocal Care

Preventative Vocal Care

Most vocalists don’t realize there are things within their control that may be increasing their risk of injury. A preventative vocal health visit with a laryngologist is the best way to detect and manage these issues. For example, improved allergy control can dramatically reduce the risk of injury.

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The Stigma of Vocal Injury

The Stigma of Vocal Injury

When I heard Adele was cancelling the last two performances of her tour, I felt true sadness for her. I know how hard she has worked to endure injury, get through surgery and recovery, and take the stage again. Despite this battle, she is again in an unwanted position...

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Edible Marijuana – Does it affect the Voice?

Edible Marijuana – Does it affect the Voice?

Marijuana use is quite common in the artist community. Now, with many states legalizing marijuana, use may be increasing, with younger exposure. Artists often ask about the effect of marijuana on the voice and we have focused on what happens when it is smoked....

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Does Vaping Hurt the Voice?

Does Vaping Hurt the Voice?

Although research is not yet conclusive regarding vaping and the effect on the voice, there is proof about the vocal effects of traditional cigarette smoking. Smoking and vaping are similar in many ways, which suggests that they may also cause vocal injury in a...

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