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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Surgery and Your Voice

A voice professional may need to undergo a surgical procedure to treat a condition unrelated to voice and vocal function. However, many surgeries have unexpected effects on the voice. When…

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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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What is Vocal Cord Paralysis?
Figure: Videostroboscopy image demonstrating left vocal cord paralysis.

What is Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Vocal cord paralysis (VCP), also known as vocal fold paralysis, refers to vocal cord immobility due to dysfunction of the vocal nerves. The vocal cords are V-shaped structures located inside…

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