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Expiratory muscle strength training versus Incentive Spirometry: what’s the difference?

Expiratory muscle strength training versus Incentive Spirometry: what’s the difference?

Published: Feb 23rd, 2015

A common question received by the speech-language clinicians at the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration is, “What is the difference between expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) and incentive spirometry (IS)?”

Voice therapy: who, what, and why?

Published: Dec 8th, 2014

What is Voice Therapy?  The goal of voice therapy is to improve or normalize laryngeal function, regain the best possible vocal quality and provide relief from bothersome vocal symptoms, which […]

Aging and your voice

Published: Nov 24th, 2014

It has been said that change is the only constant, and our voice is not immune to this occurrence. Presbylaryngeus refers to age-related changes to the larynx, or voice box.  […]

Voice and speech changes in Parkinson’s disease: “Speak up!” Or “Get your hearing checked!”

Published: Nov 4th, 2014

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the coordination and control of movement, and commonly has significant consequences on voice and speech. Speech and communication often get […]

Are you a “fryer?”

Published: Oct 28th, 2014

A funny name with not so comedic ramifications, vocal or glottal fry has become a popular topic in recent years. Pop-culture icons, including Kim Kardashian, Nina Dobrev, and Britney Spears […]

Tiny irritants can leave you speechless

Published: Oct 22nd, 2014

Pollen, mold, and more pollen! These environmental allergens are highly prevalent in the Gainesville area and when ‘tis the season local residents can have a huge problem. Allergies are the […]

There’s an App for That?

Published: Oct 15th, 2014

Smartphones. What would we do without them? We line up around the block, waiting for hours for the newer, faster, bigger, better, sleeker models of our pocket companions. Everyone has […]

Voice Therapy in Transgender Transitions

Published: Sep 30th, 2014

  The Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black (OITNB) shows the struggles Sophia Burset endures as a male-to-female transgender woman. OINTB’s prison hairdresser, Sophia, has a character arc […]

Importance of Vocal Training for Singers

Published: Sep 22nd, 2014

Like the world’s most talented athletes, professional singers dedicate their lives to the craft of their vocal sport and spend countless hours practicing and refining their skills.

Vocal health during football season

Published: Sep 12th, 2014

When football season rolls around each year, you might find yourself with more than just tired feet and a sunburned face after a home game. You could also wake up the next day with a voice that just doesn’t sound quite right.