Tag: spasmodic dysphonia

Studying genetic links in voice disorders

• March 26, 2013 • Comments (2)

The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (“NSDA”) is co-funding a grant to study possible genetic causes of spasmodic dysphonia.  Dr. Tatiana Fuchs at Mount Sinai Medical Center is using a technique called exome sequencing to screen all genes in a family affected by spasmodic dysphonia, in order to identify a common gene mutation.  Hmmm, one of our [...]

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Spasmodic dysphonia is breathtaking

• March 24, 2013 • Comments (0)

And not in a good way.  As noted Toronto lawyer and mediator Tom Allen describes in the video below, “if you have spasmodic dysphonia, you have to take a separate breath for every word that you speak.”  Spasmodic dysphonia patients often sound hoarse, breathy, and as if they were forcing each individual word out.   Of [...]

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Category: St. Michael's Hospital Voice Chair, Voice problem, Voice treatment

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