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OOVO STRAWS: TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE AND THE PLANET

By : on : November 23, 2020 comments : (0)

If you’re a voice professional, voice student, or just someone who works on improving your voice, you’ve probably heard about straw exercises or straw phonation. That’s where you vocalize slides or scales through a straw. People say that straws are the way to save an injured voice. But how do they work so well to […]

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PRESERVE YOUR VOICE WHILE VIDEOCONFERENCING

By : on : September 16, 2020 comments : (0)

Welcome to the new way to communicate during the pandemic…non-stop use of videoconferencing platforms for conducting business, taking or giving classes, personal conversations with friends and family, and even telehealth visits with your healthcare providers. After long days and weeks of doing this, have you noticed that your voice is suffering? Maybe it’s getting fatigued, […]

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VOCAL PROBLEMS? YOU NEED A GPS FOR YOUR VOICE

By : on : August 3, 2020 comments : (0)

If you’re like so many of our clients here at the Professional Voice Care Center, you’ve experienced some problems with your voice. Maybe you’ve never liked your nasal, airy, or unpleasant voice quality. Perhaps people tell you they can’t hear your voice on the phone or in a noisy social setting. Or like so many […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 5: Stress & Your Voice

By : on : September 21, 2018 comments : (0)

This Isn’t Just for Singers If you’ve ever been sidelined by stress or anxiety (and who hasn’t), especially as it relates to performing or public speaking situations, you won’t want to miss the next episode of Tune In to Tune Up with Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, voice therapist and singing voice expert. On Wednesday August […]

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How to Have a Dog Without Losing Your Voice

By : on : September 14, 2018 comments : (0)

Ah, man’s best friend (and woman’s too!) – a dog. Dogs enrich our lives in so many ways. An endless source of unconditional love, loyalty, and support. A companion, a protector, and a pal to take away sadness or pain…. we get all this and much more from our dogs. I should know: I’m on […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 4: Vocal Cord Pathology

By : on : August 28, 2018 comments : (0)

To Cut or Not to Cut – That Is the Question! In their fourth Facebook Live episode, voice therapist and singing voice expert Karen Sussman, MA, CCC-SLP and laryngologist Joel Portnoy, MD explore the treatment of vocal cord pathologies. If you’re a singer or use your speaking voice professionally as a teacher, actor, public speaker, […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 3: The Singer’s Pharmacy

By : on : June 23, 2018 comments : (0)

The Good, the Bad, and the Drying If you’re a singer or professional voice user, you won’t want to miss Episode 3 of Tune In to Tune Up, featuring that Winning Pair in Voice Care, Karen Sussman, MA, CCC, voice therapist & singer-specialist, and Joel Portnoy, MD, laryngologist. They be discuss medications and supplements that […]

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“Tune In to Tune Up” Episode 1: Singers’ Complaints

By : on : May 1, 2018 comments : (0)

With Karen Sussman & Joel Portnoy, M.D., the Winning Pair in Voice Care!! Karen is joined by Joel Portnoy, MD, laryngologist, who is one of the only experts on Long Island specializing in the art and science of caring for the voice. Joel and Karen will be addressing the topic of Singers’ Complaints…and you don’t […]

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Why You Never Ignore A Serious Symptom

By : on : January 25, 2018 comments : (0)

An Inspiring Story About a Fellow Speech Pathologist Who Lost Her Voice I wanted to share a fascinating story of a fellow speech pathologist, Erie Louison, MA, CCC-SLP, which originally appeared in the ASHA Leader in October 2017. It touched me because her story involved a voice disorder. Not only that, this story highlighted how […]

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Straw Phonation and the Vocal Straw Exercise

By : on : September 27, 2017 comments : (0)

We’d like to share this great article with everyone. Straw phonation is used to improve the efficiency of the vocal mechanism, balance the alignment of the vocal folds, and reduce vocal fatigue while improving the quality of the voice. http://www.voicescienceworks.org/straw-phonation.html Here are some additional videos on the subject we think you’ll find helpful. 1. Instructional […]

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