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.
2023 Dot Sowerby Pioneer Award
The 2023 Dot Sowerby Pioneer Award is given to John Comer. This award is presented annually to recognize an individual who has made a significant positive impact on the voice community.
2023 Midge Kovacs Award
The 2023 Midge Kovacs Annual Awareness Award is given to Toni Gold and the Greater Los Angeles Dysphonia Support Group.
2022-23 Issue of “Our Voice”
Download the last issue of “Our Voice” for updates on research, the organization, and much more!
2023 World Voice Day | Your Voice Matters!
Every year on April 16, we have an opportunity to raise awareness about vocal disorders on World Voice Day. This year’s theme is YOUR VOICE MATTERS.
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.