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Laryngeal Papilloma

Why am I writing about this? I’ve recently met a teenager / young adult who is struggling to speak. I noticed the hoarse, husky sound and was quite concerned when told it had been like it … Read more

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A to Z of Foods, which help you DE-STRESS

Almonds are rich in vitamins B2 and E, which boosts the immune system when stressed. Asparagus contains folic acid, which helps to boost good moods. Avocado is high in Vitamin B, which is needed for … Read more

The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees – Evesham Regal Cinema

The ladies have charisma in abundance.  Their performance was professional, polished and well rehearsed. They worked together in harmony both with choreography and vocally. The backing group was somewhat overwhelming at times.  It wasn’t detrimental … Read more

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Vocal Fold Haemorrhage (vocal bleed)

Vocal Fold Haemorrhage or vocal bleed is a ruptured blood vessel bleeding into the vocal fold. When vocal-fold haemorrhage (bruise, burst blood vessel) occurs the performer or speaker experiences a loss of voice immediately, which … Read more

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Foods for good hydration

Water, as we know, is the best way of hydrating the body and our vocal folds. Eating foods with a high water content hydrates the body and vocal folds, they are also low in calories and … Read more

Hydration vs Dehydration

Benefits of drinking water The vocal folds need to be well hydrated to withstand excess vocalising.  The more you speak, the more you need to drink water. To keep your pharynx healthy (the membrane-lined cavity behind … Read more

Hoarseness (dysphonia) and Huskiness

Dysphonia is a difficulty in speaking caused by a physical disorder of the vocal folds (cords, chords), mouth, tongue, or throat. Hoarseness or huskiness is a symptom of vocal abuse and in this case misusing the … Read more