Sounding "Gay"

In this 2019 Pride Month post, we tackle the question on everyone’s tongue- “Is there a gay voice?” We explore the literature and what experts describe as trends in the communication of people who identify as gay. We challenge our perspectives and acknowledge that like sexuality and gender- communication is a dynamic spectrum that can express our individuality, while finding beauty in our similarities.

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“Know Your Machine”

Learning from the human body about the human body teaches you more than facts- it teaches perspectives that guide truly holistic therapeutic approaches and can empower clients or patients to reclaim control over their bodies that too often we take for granted. “The people who gave their bodies to teach you were fearless advocates for change. A change in perspective. A change in knowledge. A change in our world.”

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Empowering the Voices of Women

In this post, dedicated to celebrating International Women’s Day 2019, we discuss what research tells us about how people communicate with women. Women are often talked over, interrupted, or tuned out in professional and personal situations. Voice therapy is a way for anyone to find their voice and learn to be more assertive and confident. Respect is a way for people to allow every voice, regardless of their gender, to be heard.

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Lead With Your Voice

In this final post of our voice health series for fitness instructors, our speech-language pathologist and voice therapist, Jordan Scholl, offers a useful toolkit of healthy voice tips designed specifically for the intense work of a fitness instructor. Taking into consideration the fact fitness instructors rely on their voice for their livelihood, vocal fitness is an important part of whole-body health.

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Fit Voices and Risky Choices

With recent studies suggesting up to 70% of fitness instructors experience some form of voice disorder during their career- we dig deeper into what impacts the function of the voice and illuminate some of the reasons instructing fitness classes may have damaging effects on the voice.

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High Intensity Voice Use

By popular demand, this blog post introduces a new series of posts to support those who work in the fitness industry on caring for their voice. In this series, we discuss potentially harmful factors unique to working in fitness class settings, tips for caring for your voice, and also how a speech-language pathologist and voice therapist may be able to help rehabilitate or train you to get the most out of your voice.

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New Year, New You

Considering how valuable and important communication is to our personal and professional lives- will it make the cut for your short-list of new year’s resolutions in 2019? How could you improve your interactions with the people around you and reach your communication potential in 2019? Come chat with our speech-language pathologist to find out!

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Respecting the Therapeutic Journey

A one-star review on Google can sting, but there is always more to the story. Our speech-language pathologist, Jordan Scholl, reflects on what both clients and speech-language pathologists can learn from his experience of how emotions can impact processing information, acceptance, and the therapeutic experience for clients.

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When Your Voice Gets Schooled

As occupational voice users, teachers must protect their instrument from the abuse and misuse that often occurs due to the high demand on their voices while at work. While all teachers are at risk for having issues with their voice, female teachers are particularly susceptible. In this post, we walk you through some of the facts about vocal health and some great tips to protect your voice so it doesn’t get schooled.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

How much do you know about protecting your hearing? Did you know “Over 1 billion of the world’s young adults are affected by noise-induced hearing loss?” Our guest writer, Suzanna Miller, discusses the potential dangers to your hearing and some tips on protecting this precious and once-per-lifetime gift.

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