Are you considering improving your voice or speech? Would you like to convey your thoughts more quickly or speak in a stronger voice? You re not alone. Many people grapple with achieving clear and confident speech. In this blog post, 5 actionable steps will be outlined to help you unlock the power of clear speech and vocal clarity.
In the realm of voice feminisation currently, more surgeons now offer pitch raising surgery. The most common of these is glottoplasty which involves surgery to shorten the length of the vocal cords (also known as vocal folds). The allure of surgery can be tempting yet the reality is that full voice feminisation is possible for most individuals who seek appropriate voice therapy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the intricate world of voice modification and explore why prioritising specialist voice therapy is a strategic choice.
If your job is to work with a range of clients with voice issues and desires, every week is going to be heavily peppered with voices from clients who present to clinics, in-person or online. It was the added voice issues that presented via the media last week that elevated voice to a more public level. Each of the news stories highlighted an important truth about voice or a common myth worthy of some exploration.
The individual experiences of trans people can vary significantly from person to person. Even in ‘developed’ countries, where advances have been made, scope for enhancements always exist. Set backs are an inevitability on the path of progress as demonstrated by the backlash following the revision of the U.K’s 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) in 2015. For Transgender Awareness week, it seems fitting to cast a wide scope over events experienced by trans and gender diverse people of the world.
In our time of national lockdown, with the country looking for glimmers of hope, there’s been a resurgence of the term ‘We’ll Meet Again.’ It’s a term synonymous with one song and one voice in particular: the voice of Dame Vera Lynn. Though Dame Vera was not a Dame when she first recorded that song, her unmistakeable voice and what … Read More
Oestrogen hormone therapy given to people transitioning into female will not have any effect on the vocal cords or the vocal tract. This can sometimes be disappointing news to some transgender females because they really hope (and understandably so) that it would help to make their voice higher or a bit lighter. Unfortunately though, it simply doesn’t have that effect. … Read More
Knowing what to target when a patient presents with a breathy voice is a general question, but equally a good one to ask. Some people will have breathy voices for a variety of different reasons and so the first thing I would do is ascertain whether or not they have a diagnosis. Generally breathy voices arise because the vocal cords … Read More