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Reviews

Gabrielle B

I have been training at the Professional Voice Care Center for three years, and it has been absolutely amazing! Karen is the BEST! I started as a little middle schooler with a good voice, but I needed to learn how to use it properly, and allow it to grow. I walked in on my first

Ivo Antoniazzi

After 40 years of teaching in higher education, 20 of which, at a prestigious Ivy League School, I found myself battling the effects of a chronic illness which affected my voice, its quality, volume, and articulation. After intensive WEB search and references from doctors and other acquaintances, I found Karen Sussman. Ms. Susman is a

Drive Quartet

I am a busy mom of three young teens and have enjoyed singing competitively in a barbershop style quartet and chorus for over 20 years. Although I prided myself in knowing a thing or two about good vocal production after many years of singing successfully ( and a masters in speech pathology to boot!) I

Tom Pantaleo

I am a professional announcer, voice over artist and drum and sing with a band, I found out recently after having many sore throats that I am using my voice incorrectly. I found Karen through another singer who she helped. I have learned how to warm up, not scream, how to treat my voice so

Lisa Friedman

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Karen. She is incredibly knowledgeable and resourceful. She makes the activities fun and engaging. And most important of all she gets results. My son was under her care for a number of months over a course of a few years due to what we thought were nodules. She

Kristin Howell

Karen Sussman is a wonderful, kind, and motivating vocal instructor. She is most concerned with keeping every student singing in the correct and healthy way. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to sing with beautiful and healthy tone.

Su Annunziata

Karen has been a blessing! We came to her after a friend’s recommendation and she has been teaching my daughter for over a year.
Karen is very professional and punctual with her appointments. She has helped my 12 year old to improve her vocal skills, while teaching her the right singing techniques. Karen has

Sal Ragolia

My daughter is an aspiring stage performer and was referred to The Professional Voice Care Center by her ENT due to some issues with her singing voice. After a few sessions, she learned essential exercises and techniques that improved her ability to sing without harming her vocal chords.. Karen Sussman is extremely professional and knowledgeable.

Ellen Shuriff

Karen has been so helpful in my journey to regain both my speaking and singing voice after sustaining a vocal cord injury. I’m ecstatic with the progress I’ve made since working with Karen over this past year. Karen has a bubbly and upbeat easygoing personality which makes for a comfortable environment. She has provided me

Jeffrey Unger

Our daughter has been going to Professional Voice Care for over six years and the results have been amazing. She has oral motor challenges and Karen’s techniques and approach have made all the difference in her speech development. Karen is patient, focused and loving. Our daughter loves coming to she her as she is able

I Am Tim

Taking vocal lessons at the Professional Voice Care Center is a decision I’m very pleased with. I came in looking to improve the strength, range, control and consistency of my singing voice. whatever expectations I had have been exceeded! I feel like I have improved greatly and beyond that- I feel empowered to train and

Arthur Raisfeld

Fantastic singing teacher! I have had many singing teachers over the years and Karen is by far the best. With her combination of vocal therapy and singing lessons – back in the days when I was trying out for bands – I could sing for 3 hours and my voice would feel better at the

Clara Brooks

I’ve had different health struggles in my young life, and very few people who, despite the hardships I had to face, never gave up on me. That’s how I feel about Karen. She’s one of them people, or who I call my secret angels among other people. In 2015, I was diagnosed with Vocal Cord

LG Singer

Professional Voice Care Center is wonderful! The office is very organized, so scheduling lessons is super easy, which has been a major plus for me with my busy schedule. The owner (Karen Sussman) is an amazing vocal coach and person. During the lessons you can tell she’s the type of teacher that truly wants to

Christine Weber

Karen helped me recover my speaking voice from a very serious complication of throat surgery. She helped me recover from having a paralyzed vocal cord. With her help I was able to fully recover and speak normally. Eventually I started taking singing lessons with her as well. Karen was always knowledgeable, caring and professional. I

Jessica Molof

My mom lost her voice and went to a voice therapist Karen Sussman in Hicksville. She feels so blessed. Karen Sussman is highly professional, very experienced, entertaining, warm and highly knowledgeable about the human body and medicine. She is a delight to work with and explains thoroughly and patiently every exercise. She truly cares about

Jennifer Mirabelli

I officially graduated from voice therapy today, and I can’t believe how far I’ve come. I went to Karen after learning that I had a vocal cyst on my right vocal fold. I am a teacher and professional singer so I rely heavily on my voice for my income. I literally couldn’t sing any longer

Nick Febreeze

For any issues affecting vocal chords that require voice training, Karen Sussman is the person to see.
For medical issues affecting voice, she will work in conjunction with your physician to be sure you get the proper voice training and treatment.
Karen gives a very thorough detailed voice evaluation on your first visit,

Amy Horecki

Karen Sussman is an enthusiastic and well informed voice therapist who has helped me with extreme hoarseness due to a polyp on my vocal cords which occurred after a prolonged period of coughing and using inhalants. My EN&T Doctor referred me to her. Karen saw me for only 5 sessions and actually told me that

Max Henin

Karen Sussman is amazing at helping me reach my vocal goals. She is fun, energetic, lighthearted, caring, and talented. She understands my goals and is helping me to achieve them. I have made such an improvement since I started. I highly recommend.

Anthony Macchiarulo

Karen was able to provide my son with the strategies he needed on order to not only protect his vocal chords, but also with techniques that he uses on a daily basis.

Elyssa Pascarella

Karen is amazing and helped me to bring my voice back. Being a teacher, my voice is my tool and without it, I was not able to do my job effectively. I have learned skills that I use daily and haven’t lost my voice in MONTHS!

Billy Recce

Beyond receiving nearly six years of brilliant training from Karen Sussman and the Professional Voice Care Center, working with Karen has turned me into a better artist and a better person. Five NYSSMA solos, countless audition songs and more than half a decade of training later, it was Karen’s training that helped give me confidence

Mehboob Hoque

I have attended 5 vocal theraphy session with Dr. Karen Sussman and it was definitely a big impact of my vocal and a behaviour change. Karen is a amazing and if you follow her instructions and practice at home or any where you go and you will see a change and improvement of your voice.

Mark Sperandeo

As a music enthusiast and someone who has been performing for well over a decade with no formal training I could not be in better hands. Years ago I hemorrhaged and ulcerated my vocal folds in addition to more recently being on the road to recovery from Muscle Tension Dysphonia. Karen’s knowledge, resources/tools, exercises, personality

Melissa Baker

Karen is absolutely amazing to work with. Word’s cannot express the gratitude I have for her & the help she provided. She’s super knowledgeable has so much wisdom & I could not come up with a single bad thing to say about my experience working with Karen. I am professional singer working 3-4 days a

Cynthia Ramos

I very highly recommend Karen Sussman as a speech therapist and as a voice teacher! She was the second therapist I saw for my vocal nodules and if the therapy did not work I was going to consider surgery or even a career change. I am a music teacher and I use my voice all

Michelina Celli

After years of struggling with reflux, congestion, hoarseness, limited breath control, limited range, severe jaw and neck tension and stamina, I have found a miracle . . . her name is Karen Sussman. In just a few sessions she has opened up a whole new world to me. A world of having a clear healthy

Kailey Murphy

Karen is a gifted and charismatic voice therapist with an uplifting spirit. She has guided me on my path to healing my voice through an approach that goes beyond just the physical but to the core of my being. I consider her exercises to be a great toolbox that I can always open wherever I

Jennifer Hatz

Karen Sussman is amazing! Not only for voice lessons, but for all voice box related concerns – she helped my son with a small issue where he was exerting too much air when he spoke – she quickly and professionally diagnosed the issue, and swiftly and efficiently helped him find his natural voice and get

Joanne T

The Professional Voice Care Center has worked wonders with my seven year old daughter who suffers from vocal nodules, as well as other speech problems. My daughter receives ongoing therapy with an amazing, caring and extremely experienced speech therapist, who provides her with one on one instructive sessions that teach my daughter the necessary tools

Rosemarie Scalese

Karen creates a wonderful, warm, and inviting therapeutic environment. After my vocal surgery, Karen helped me not only regain my voice but to stay positive and to be patient with my progress. She encouraged me to make vocal exercises part of my daily life. As a teacher, my voice quality is essential in doing my

Marilyn Freed

I was referred to Karen by my ENT doctor. I had a polyp on my vocal cords and my voice had become very hoarse. At our first meeting I realized I was in the hands of a” real professional.” Karen is very knowledgable and has taught me a lot about taking care of my vocal

Krista DiMeglio

I was given a diagnosis. A cyst on my left vocal cord and trauma from it hitting my right vocal cord. I couldn’t talk and was hoarse every day. There was only two ways my problem would be solved. The first, surgery. The second, voice therapy. I decided to try voice therapy. After multiple unsuccessful

Drew Velting

If you’re looking to harness the full potential of your speaking and/or singing voice, I would most highly recommend working with Karen Sussman! Suffering from chronic reflux, hoarseness and vocal cord swelling, I was referred to Karen by my ENT four months ago. Thank goodness! In just a short time, Karen has helped me to

Steph Haas

Karen is truly the best in her field. She is constantly on top of the newest strategies for speaking, singing and vocal health. She is compassionate, efficient and clear. I have struggled with vocal issues due to teaching and she has not only helped me overcome them, but has also improved my singing as well.

Sr Marguerite

After a bout of laryngitis that left me unable to participate in communal singing or public reading, I was referred to Karen Sussman by my ENT. And I am so grateful that I was! In less than two months I have regained more use of my voice than I had ever expected. Karen’s techniques are

Peter Kletchka

I was referred to Karen after learning that I required vocal cord surgery for the removal of a polyp. Karen and her team were kind enough to take me on as a patient just prior to my surgery. This enabled me to become familiar with the exercises and type of therapy that I would expect

Kimberly Corona

Karen Sussman is fantastic. I worked with her for several months after my ENT referred her from having a pseudo-cyst on one of my vocal folds. I have learned techniques and tips that have changed how I approach singing in my everyday life that will prevent any other damage to my vocal cords. As a

Iris Schachter

I was diagnosed with atrophied vocal cords and I was constantly being asked to repeat what I said. My singing voice just wasn’t up to par. I started taking Karen’s voice therapy sessions and my voice got much stronger with her excellent techniques. I was able to sing again with confidence by practicing, hydrating and

Annette Brown

Twice I strained my vocal cords and I almost
developed polyps. My profession depended
on my voice, plus my singing on the side. Karen brought me back from vocal disaster.
It’s been the total of twenty years that I have been coming to Profession Voice Care and I am happy with the

Aleksandra Drobnicka

Professional Voice Care Center is the best place to learn how to use your vocal court . No matter if you beginer or intermediate . Everybody needs a very good couch who can help you. The therapist teach me how to sing , develop my skills , reduce my accent so I can sound like

Linda Sussman

How many ways can I thank you? Your singing lessons are more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your extensive knowledge in each of our sessions. I feel truly blessed to have found you, for only in a short period of time I have gained confidence

Kerin Siani

My 15 year old son, who is a performer, was referred to Karen Sussman by more than one well regarded medical professional in the ENT and Laryngology field for some potential voice issues. Luckily, there were no major issues and Karen was a big part of putting our minds at ease in that regard. My

Justin Barilla

Professional Voice Care Center has been a Godsend for me! Back in November, I was diagnosed with a polyp on my right vocal cord. I am a teacher and singer and was coming home from work everyday hoarse and exhausted. I had never experienced anything like this before so I approached it with trepidation. Luckily,

Wynne Wilder

Karen Sussman has helped me significantly enhance vocal quality, clarity, and consistency. As an acting professional, I have found her guidance essential to more effective performance, and I recommend Professional Voice Care Center wholeheartedly.

Kitty Gill

Karen was, and is my voice coach. She has taken me on a journey of confidence and strength. I use her voice lessons everyday. When I’m in the studio, I use her techniques as they help me through take after take. But mostly, we laugh a lot! She’s a joy and a great teacher! I

Freyda Konigsberg Kolinsky

I have been working with Karen Sussman for several weeks after being referred to her by my ENT doctor for persistent hoarseness and a nodule on my vocal cord. My voice quality has improved tremendously! Using her techniques and following her sound advice has allowed me to maintian conversations in social situations without losing my

Karen Peterson-Goldman

I lost my voice from a flu-like virus; the unusual part was that it did not return after I recovered. Thus began a string of appointments to my doctor and various specialists for tests and medications for GERD, etc. I was told I was lucky my vocal cords were not paralyzed from the virus- I

Dr. Donna Riley

Karen is compassionate and professional. She helped me tremendously.

Kimberly Elizabeth

Karen Sussman is fantastic. I worked with her for several months after my ENT referred her from having a pseudo-cyst on one of my vocal folds. I have learned techniques and tips that have changed how I approach singing in my everyday life that will prevent any other damage to my vocal cords. As a

Joel Portnoy, MD

As a voice and swallowing expert, it is critical that my patients receive the best instruction and guidance. I recommend her and her team early and often. Karen is an amazing colleague and the people of Long Island (including myself) are fortunate to have her.

Cynthia Brill-Urio

Karen is wonderful! She can make miracles if you put in the effort. Very knowledgeable, helpful and worth every penny!
I’ve done both lessons & therapy with her for years.

Beth Leshner Garner

I found Karen Sussman about 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with vocal nodules after 25+ years of teaching elementary vocal music. As a piano major in college I had no real vocal training and after years of developing bad habits while working with large groups of children, I could barely speak without a

Lisa Matassa

Karen Sussman is an absolute joy to work with! Her vocal techniques have helped me tremendously over the last 7+ years and I recommend her to every singer I come across. She is always up to date on vocal exercises that help keep your vocal chords healthy/strong and you can tell immediately how much she

Marielle Greguski

If you’re having any kind of vocal problems, look NO further. Karen is a godsend. On top of being knowledgeable and talented, she’s sweet and funny and kind. She always makes you feel cared for and safe. I’m currently having some issues with my singing voice that I’m trying to figure out between my ent

Elizabeth Henshaw Carver

Hi Karen Look forward to getting back to my Voice Classes ! You are the only Lady that can Professionally get me Ready for my next Audition

Bonnie Masi

Karen is a dear friend and I have appreciated not only her friendship but her extensive knowledge on how the singing voice should be. She brings out the best in all her singers.

Liz Whitman Kures

I went to Karen Sussman last February because I had a polyp on my vocal cords . Within 10 sessions of her training and my practice the polyp totally shrunk. She was professional, caring , & a lot of fun( as an aside).
I recently had to return because my voice became very raspy

Joann Perciavalle-Nami

After being diagnosed with a callus on my left vocal cord by a local ENT, I was referred to Karen Sussman. After calling to make an appointment, I received a questionaire and guidlines regarding her policies and procedures. My first thought was WOW, this is a very professional and organized office. Upon meeting Karen I

Marc Tumminelli

Karen is just brilliant! I recommend so many of my students to Karen! She is just the kindest most talented woman! And I had the real privilege to work with her when I was in high school!

Maria P

I was referred to Karen by an ENT in Manhattan. I had a constant cough and little to no voice. I had been to numerous doctors with no results until I met Karen Sussman. She has taught me numerous exercises that have made my voice stronger. I am grateful to Karen for helping me believe

Edward Gewirtz

Some voice therapists are neither familiar with spasmodic dysphonia nor how to treat a patient so afflicted. There is no known cure. In the medical community, the treatment of choice is botox injections directly into the vocal cords. Karen Sussman, a voice therapist with working knowledge of the condition, provided me with vocal and breathing

H. Crocco

Karen is dynamic and easy to talk to. She is able to assess and make a treatment plan that addresses your needs. I went to her after having getting a respiratory illness where my voice changed. With her guidance and my perseverance in utilizing the tools and exercises that were given to me my voice

I have been a patient for Karen Sussman for many years. I have suffered from chronic cough intermittently. Karen recommended that I consult with a cough expert and ear, nose and throat doctor, Dr. Jamie Koufman. This referral from Karen has led me to new ways to cope with my chronic cough through dietary changes

I would highly recommend Karen Sussman! She is an excellent therapist and a warm and caring professional! Her vast knowledge of the human anatomy and how voice functions are very apparent. Thank you Karen!

Pat

As an elderly choral singer, with a lifetime of sporadic but high quality vocal training , I had been finding it impossible to use my aging vocal apparatus without tension and strained effort. Karen’s therapeutic attitude and professional experience supply me with techniques for reducing my stress while strengthening the aging physical equipment which time

Allan Pifko

Karen Sussman is a wonderful Professional. If you have a voice problem, she is the one to see. She will teach you about your voice, give you the tools to help treat your problems, and is passionate about what she does. Did I say that she makes it fun? She helped me so much. She

Karen has been working with my teen-aged daughter for over 5 years. Since the outset, Karen has been warm, engaging and skillful in her teaching approach. She makes singing fun, challenging and rewarding for my daughter. She has become a role model and significant figure in my daughter’s life, offering her emotional support in a

Karen creates a comfortable and fun environment. My 11 year old daughter enjoys her voice therapy lessons with Karen and actually looks forward to going to the sessions. We have noticed a marked improvement in the quality of my daughter’s voice since starting. Karen makes the exercises fun and easy. Karen also explains the process

Karen Sussman is amazing. She knows all the tricks of the trade. Just do what she says, and like magic, the voice is there. It is a miracle. I could not be happier. I thought I would be “croaking” the rest of my life. Not only does she know her craft, but she is kind,

April Lindevald

I am a professional singer who had some trouble with my voice’s stamina and reliability after menopause. Karen’s attention to vocal hygiene, and novel array of easy, gentle exercises gradually shifted my voice to a healthier place and has brought it completely back on line. She not only saved my career, but got me another

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