community for people with voice problems started by The Lary Project
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
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
We are a diverse bunch in the voice problem world. However, for those of us who wake up in the morning and our throats feel tired, croaky, uncomfortable - I've never really found an adjective to adequately describe what it feels like - I wonder if some of the following (regularly done) may help:
Voice therapy: trilling (rubbery lips) up and down a scale, mmmms, vvvvvvvs, maaaaaaaa... These voice exercises are things I do for stiff vocal folds. Those with poor…Continue
Added by Terence McDermott on June 10, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments
Sadly my other blog connected to The Lary Project was shut down! So this is going to be my new blog.... And gripping it will be too....
Ok so what would be a good starting point? How about this: I got a lovely message from an Italian chap who originally contacted me some months ago with a voice problem. At the time I signposted a few things and also mentioned some treatments for reflux (he had hinted at reflux in his message to me).