WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY VOICE?
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.
Vibro-tactile Stimulation as a Feasible Symptomatic Treatment for the Voice Disorder Spasmodic Dysphonia
Researcher Arash Mahnan is the recipient of 2020 the NSDA Research Award in partnership with The Voice Foundation.
Carol Doles was honored in 2020 for her great contributions to the NSDA including her work as Eastern Region & Canada Representative, Support Group Leader, member of the Support Leadership Committee and an Administrator of the NSDA Support Leadership Facebook Group.
WHY I GIVE TO THE NSDA
“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.
CONNECT WITH OTHERS
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.