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Welcome to Vocal Disorders Connect!

  • Greetings! This site is a forum for connecting and supporting people with various vocal disorders. We also welcome family/friends/supporters of those who deal with the disorders and professionals who provide treatment and/or research in these areas.

Our History

Our social network was started by Andrea Hardaway in August 2008. Andrea’s mother has been struggling with Spasmodic Dysphonia for over 11 years. Andrea has seen the daily struggles her mother endures as a result of SD and is willing to do anything to help her and others who deal with voice-related problems.

Andrea hopes her gift of motivation, networking, and bringing people together will provide a powerful shift in the daily experiences of those affected by vocal disorders.

NOTE: This site is not at all affiliated with any formal organization, doctor, or pharmaceutical company. While representatives from these various sectors may be represented as members on this site, their opinions and views are their own. You should always use precaution and check with your physician before trying any sort of treatment.

Vocal Disorders Connect is intended to be a place of motivation, support, and knowledge sharing.

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  • Audrey McCants
    Audrey McCants Hi all thank you for allowing me to join the group.  The reason I joined is because I was looking for some support.  I now suffer from mtd.  I was wondering do anyone knows what types of jobs one can get with this disorder.  I have over 30 years customer ...  more
    • 11 hours ago
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  • Dawn Muller
    Dawn MullerSandy Bigas: My condition was caused after a surgeon did a sinus turbinectomy on me. Another ent is trying to help rebuild my turbinates through surgery and injections.
    • July 15
  • Stacey LeRoy-Dyson
    Stacey LeRoy-Dyson Hi guys,just wondering how you all deal with people asking you questions about your voice ?I have a very quiet,husky,breathy voice from being in intubation for 5 months as i was born early ,my vocal folds do not touch properly.i work as a retail assistant...  more
    • July 7
  • Dawn Muller
    Dawn MullerSandy Bigas: Hi Sandy! Thanks for your post. I have had some treatments that have helped me cope better but I'm not 100% yet. I'm just glad I got some relief. However, I still struggle some days
    • July 6
  • debbie  Bottomley
    debbie BottomleyCharles Robinson (Admin): Hi guys . Thank you for adding me to your site . I have bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Just wondered if anyone else has anything similar. I feel a bit lost, not sure what to do
    • June 30
  • Sandy Bigas
    Sandy BigasJennie Nilson: ALso after you do some trills try saying m words and see if you can get forward voice. I found this helpful and my voice started to sound like me again. I was also aware of posture and making sure chi in and not doing forward head posture. I made sure I w...  more
    • June 30
  • Sandy Bigas
    Sandy BigasDawn Muller: Hi dawn. I am new to the group. I have had vocal issues since November and very badly since February. It has been the worst exoerience of my life. I have MTD. Wondering how you are doing now? Are things getting any better?
    • June 30
  • Sandy Bigas
    Sandy BigasJennie Nilson: I have also tried circumlaryngenal massage which can be quite intense but seems to relieve some tension. 
    • June 30