Closure of the NSDA Bulletin Board

Dysphonia International, formerly the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, has reluctantly decided that it was time to close the Bulletin Board to further posts. Activity has declined markedly in recent years, and there have been no posts in the last three months (as at August 3, 2022).

In its heyday, in the early days of the internet, there were often ten or more posts daily, but in the last few years people have preferred to use social media rather than web-based forums using an internet browser.

We also believe our voice community are better educated about spasmodic dysphonia and related voice disorders, and with the time to diagnosis now much shorter due to the work of the NSDA, there are fewer inquiries or discussions.

Dysphonia International would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Bulletin Board over the last 25 years. This site was vital in connecting people who were struggling with spasmodic dysphonia. Life-long friendships developed, experiences were shared, and people knew they were not alone in living with this rare voice condition. The Bulletin Board was also pivotal in building a world-wide community that has helped to build the foundation for our organization which has evolved into Dysphonia International.

Our gratitude goes to the volunteer moderators for their tremendous work maintaining the site over these many years:

  • David Barton
  • Will Blum
  • Laurie Cermak
  • Pat Hill
  • Lynne Martinez
  • Lloyd Pearson

Special thanks goes to our webmaster, Bob Campbell, who has maintained the hosting site, working behind the scenes to ensure the software ran smoothly.

We are working to post an archive of the previous posts that can be searched for various topics. Please use the buttons below for additional support resources. Some of the meetings are virtual so no matter where you live you are welcome to join.