Monthly Archives: May 2012

There is a phenomenon known is laryngologist’s offices known as Vocal Over Doer Syndrome.  How does it affect overall vocal health, what is it and how do we manage or eradicate the symptoms if you fit this profile? To diagnose yourself as someone possibly possessing the vocal over doer personality, honestly ask yourself this question; Where would I rate myself on a seven point scale with one being quiet as a church mouse, and seven being the life of the...

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To Sing Or Not to Sing (Can singing sick cause Vocal Damage? Sometimes as singers, we have to ask ourselves; ‘Should I be singing right now or not?’. How can you tell if you are in danger of causing vocal damage because of sickness or allergies? My general rule of thumb is don’t perform if the throat feels swollen. If the throat is swollen then there is a good chance that the vocal folds are also swollen. The vocal folds are...

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