The NSDA was established out of a desire to help people cope with those challenging voice disorders.  This news section is committed to providing research updates, resources and stories to help our Community. 

2020 Walk for Talk

Save the Dates | Join us for the first-ever virtual Walk for Talk to benefit the NSDA. This 5K and Fun Walk will be held from October 22 to 25, 2020. You can participate no matter where you live! An event website will be launched soon.

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2020 Dot Sowerby Pioneer Award

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.

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2020 Midge Kovacs Award

For their work in 2019 and several years prior to that, the award this year is given to Dennis Kaszeta and the Greater Detroit NSDA Support Group. Truly, Dennis follows in the footsteps of the late pioneering SD advocate, Midge Kovacs.

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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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NSDA Webinars

The NSDA is launching a new series of webinars in response to the COVID-19 situation with different guest speakers. Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm CT and on Thursdays at 5 pm CT.

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COVID-19 Information

We know these are uncertain times with the pandemic of COVID-19 that is impacting all aspects of our daily lives. We put together some current information along with some resources that might be helpful.

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Learn Something New

Don’t get caught in a rut while you’re at home because of restrictions from the COVID-19 situation. Check out these FREE activities and learn something new from the comfort of your home!

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Jane Gordon joins Board

Jane Gordon joins the NSDA Board, effective April, 2019. Jane is committed to a better understanding of the epidemiology of SD so that there are better standardsin diagnosis and outcomes.

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