Over the years a number of clients have come to me because their voice was tired, strained, scratchy, unreliable, or generally thin-sounding. For some of these people, the only thing we needed to address was their posture.continue reading
As cliché as it may sound, laughter is legit medicine. Stress affects the voice in a ton of ways, and laughter truly helps.continue reading
Me: Hi, welcome to voice therapy!
Client: I think my ENT is crazy.
Me: Why is that?
Client: She says my voice problems are coming from acid reflux, which is nuts. I don’t even have heartburn!
This scene has played out in my work enough that it’s time for a post explaining the sometimes mysterious relationship between VOICE and REFLUX.continue reading
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Pollen or dust, cats or mold. Allergies can make you hoarse for a number of reasons:
Allergens irritate the vocal cords (just like they do the nose or eyes), impairing their function.
Allergy medications like antihistamines dry out the vocal cords, irritating them further.
Post nasal drip can irritate the vocal cords even more, and obviously make it harder to breathe easily.
But wait! There’s hope!contine reading
The short answer is: probably not.
When people say they want their voice to sound lower, what they typically mean is that they want their voice to feel more resonant, warm, rich, and potent. Read on to learn how depth and richness are not necessarily related to a lower pitch, even though that’s how it might appear on the surface.continue reading