At first, you might feel some tightness when you speak. Maybe your words are slowly fading away, or your voice breaks on certain sounds. It takes more and more effort to get words out.  You wonder, “What is wrong with my voice?” The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is here to help you find answers. 

Hearing the sound of a voice just like yours can be a powerful experience.

NSDA Awareness Face Masks

Having a voice disorder can be challenging, but having to wear a mask can make it even harder with the additional effort to project your voice. With these awareness masks, you can let people know that you have a voice disorder without having to say a word.

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2020 NSDA Virtual Symposium

The 2020 NSDA Virtual Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, with a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations. This conference was originally scheduled to take place in the Detroit area, but it was canceled due to the situation with the COVID19 pandemic.

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World Voice Day

World Voice Day is celebrated every April 16th with the main goal of increasing public awareness throughout the world of the importance of the voice and impact of voice problems. The 2020 theme for World Voice Day is “FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.”

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NSDA Virtual Support Sessions

During this time of social distancing, the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is hosting virtual support sessions to share experiences about living with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions.

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“In 2010, I was asked by the NSDA to be involved with the Dystonia Advocacy Network. I went to Washington, DC, to present an award to the Congressman from my district. This was the best thing that ever happened to me. I had not done any public speaking since my symptoms of SD began, but now, here I was speaking to legislators about a topic so important to me. While there is no cure, research can help improve treatment options and help fund future research. It was the NSDA that has helped me improve my self-esteem and feel great again. Assuring that the NSDA can continue to help others is so important to me and that’s why I give.


I understand. Those two powerful words can bring relief, comfort, and affirmation to your experience. We can connect you with people who have walked in your shoes. Whether it is through NSDA Support Group, Area Contacts, on-line support, local meetings, or symposiums, know the challenges of living with a voice disorder.

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