Vocal Curbside Consult: Vocal Recovery After Illness
Fig B. Normal larynx. Note the vocal folds are white with fine vessels and there is no thickened mucous.

Vocal Curbside Consult: Vocal Recovery After Illness

Every week, Dr. Reena Gupta asks the voice community to pose their questions about voice and vocal health. One question is chosen weekly to be answered in depth. If you…

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Dr. Gupta Presents at SAG-AFTRA
Dr. Gupta assesses muscular strain during voiceover tasks in voice actor, Steve Blum.

Dr. Gupta Presents at SAG-AFTRA

The professional voice user population has always had a great work ethic, sometimes to their own detriment. Their “get it done” attitude often has meant pushing their voices to the…

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Voice Pain and Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Figure 1: Muscles of the neck and paralaryngeal muscles are often used to support the voice during periods of vocal fold injury, including laryngitis.

Voice Pain and Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Question: I am a trained singer and have never had a voice problem. However, ever since having a cold a few weeks ago, it hurts when I sing or speak.…

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Adele says “Hello” after Vocal Surgery
Image: Adele on the set of the "Hello" video. Alexandra Waespi

Adele says “Hello” after Vocal Surgery

Adele released “Hello” to universally rave reviews, which were understandable given the beauty and vocal quality demonstrated on the track. Many in the voice world listened carefully, as well, to…

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Small Hemorrhages: So Now What?
Figure: Varices that lead to a large polyp due to repeated small hemorrhages that were not detected with a scope in the nose by a prior ENT.

Small Hemorrhages: So Now What?

In a prior article, we discussed how small undetected hemorrhages will eventually lead to a larger vocal injury. The overarching question here, though, is now what? How do we use…

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