community for people with voice problems started by The Lary Project
Hi everyone !
i am 30 years old and was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia 2.5 years ago. I only recently discovered i was diagnosed with this awful condition a month ago as i went to the doctors for a self referral for speech therapy. I was relieved as for 2.5 years i felt like i was going in sane or crazy or people thought it was in my head or even putting it on.
I have also done research on spasmodic dysphonia and looked into botox…Continue
Hello - new here today. Self-diagnosed SD about 2 yrs - have had voice problems since 2009. SD confirmed, and after some delay I have had botox injections, 3 weeks ago tomorrow. All good so far, would say voice went from 2/10 to 8/10, tho is still weak in the evenings, or after talking a lot on the phone. Marvellous though to be able to just talk, without the strain, or funny looks.
Has anyone had any success with Jerome Swart's post-botox methods?
Added by Dennis O'Leary on June 11, 2014 at 0:02 — No Comments
There are many conditions, which can cause loss of voice (permanent or temporary), such as throat cancer, polyps, papilloma, psychogenic issues and trauma. Our voice is such a crucial part of who we are and how we express ourselves. It plays a major role in building relationships at home and at work and is a big part of our identity. The loss of the ability to express yourself vocally can lead to feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, loss of identity and depression.
Someone who is…Continue
Added by Avraam on March 26, 2014 at 18:45 — No Comments
Hi,Billy here and i am a brand new member and just feeling around in the dark for help to my problem,hoping there is someone out there who can shine a light and take me forward.Up until 2 years ago i had been singing professionally for around 20+years,successfully and without any major problems.Around a year before i had to stop, i started to develop a very strange feeling whilst singing,like in my head and body i was doing everything by the book like i always did but my breathing and voice…Continue
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Added by bnhg on January 21, 2013 at 6:19 — No Comments
I thought I would share my latest news as I hope you will be interested and I'm just so relieved. During late 2010 and to mid-2011, I developed a nasty contact granuloma which recurred in April and June. I could barely speak and had to take a lot of time off work - and I totally depend on my voice, working as a management consultant. The final operation in July 2011 resolved the problem with a dose of Botox, however my voice remained really quiet, tired easily, I couldn't cope with noisy…Continue
I thought it was about time I got around to telling my story - partly to see who else out there has had similar experiences and also to provide a positive message to others. It's almost a year to the day that I was diagnosed with a contact granuloma, my voice had got progressively worse over about 6 weeks, to the point where I couldn't really talk at all. Several trips to the GP were getting me nowhere and I was lucky enough to have private medical insurance so I saw my local ENT specialist…Continue
First of all I would like to say Happy New Year to everyone here at VPS.
I am now back singing again full time since my vocal op in April of last year. I still don't have my full range back and have to work with specific vocal exercises on a daily basis. Thankfully I have enough range to sing on performances without causing me any major problems which is wonderful almost a year on.
During my lengthy period off work I spent some time thinking about the lack of…Continue
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Added by Akiko Hart on October 1, 2010 at 19:44 — No Comments
Did anyone see Kay Russell on BBC Breakfast this morning? She is trying to raise awareness of Foreign Accent Syndrome.
It was good to see the message going out that having a different sounding voice has a huge impact on how you feel about yourself.
Added by Hazel on September 13, 2010 at 17:56 — No Comments
If you have a chronic sore throat and hoarse voice, have you ever thought of post nasal drip (dripping of mucous and collection of mucous at back of throat?). Here are some useful links:Continue
My tea for chronically inflamed larynxes (which can be caused by lots of things such as reflux, strain, etc...) has evolved. I now add one teaspoon of slippery elm powder to an opened capsule of marshmallow, add to hot water and stir in some honey. It tastes so much better than just marshmallow and should work better since slippery elm is supposed to be good for the GI tract and sore throats. Will let you know how I get on!
I would very much like to develop the On the QT guide on the lary.org.uk website (http://www.lary.org.uk/on-the-qt). On the QT is designed to be a directory of voice problem friendly venues - bars, restaurants, hotels, etc... Finding places where we can socialise with a reasonable level of comfort is surely one of the holy grails for people with voice problems!
I would really appreciate people sending me reviews of places they've…Continue
Added by Terence McDermott on July 20, 2010 at 22:42 — No Comments
After spending ages online I'm admitting defeat! I'm trying to find an telephone amplifier. Sounds simple doesn't it? But all the ones I find are the wrong way round, they all amplify the other person's voice not mine. Am I looking up the wrong thing? Is this a gap in the market? [I wish I was more of an enterpreneur if that's the case] How do other people manage using the phone?
Added by Quiet voice on July 7, 2010 at 17:09 — No Comments
One of the contributors at the latest Lary Project support group meeting was Jacob Lieberman. He is a psychotherapist and osteopath specialising in the larynx. An important point he reminded us all of was the role of emotion in the voice.
I think it's an important thing to remember. A "new age" lady (forgive the pigeon-holing!) once said to me that the throat is the emotional spaghetti junction of the body. Certainly what many say about their voice problems bears this…Continue
Anyone who did not attend today's session, please do not try these without instruction from a suitably qualified voice professional.
a. stick you tongue out slightly between your teeth (relaxes jaw, lowers larynx?)
b. stick thumb into hollow under chin (under tongue area) and circle with some pressure (relaxes jaw, lowers larynx?)
c. extend lower jaw so lower teeth stick out (like an underbite). Now take hands and place on face like with…Continue
1 year on…
About 4 1/2 months after my operation my voice finally started to stabilise. I found I could shout out if I needed to and I started to sound like my old self again. At my next ENT appointment my chords were filmed
‘in action’ The disappointing news was that my left chord was still pretty
immobile sitting across my larynx, but the good news was that my right chord
was growing stronger and compensating for the…