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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.

What's New

  • Hal Pal
    Hal Pal Hi everyone. I was just diagnosed with a mild case of unilateral vocal cord paralysis (left side) and it was due to a virus from the flu. I am currently taking vitamin b12, some Chinese medicine, and considering doing some acupuncture. Does anyone have an...  more
    • January 11
    • Hal Pal
      Andrea Hardaway HI Hal - Sorry to hear about that. How long have you been dealing with this?
      • January 12
  • Hal Pal
    Hal Pal has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Cindy Becker
    Cindy Becker I recently was diagnosed with Right sided vocal cord paralysis. I believe it's from a viral infection although tests are being done to rule out other problems. I have never had any surgery that could have done this. Does anyone have any luck with spontan...  more
    • January 7
  • Cindy Becker
    Cindy Becker has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Donna Botkin
    Donna Botkin has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Andrea Hardaway
    Andrea HardawayRyan Freelance: HI Ryan - Welcome.  Thank you for joining.  I know you said you are struggling.  I hope this site will prove to be a helpful resource.  Hoping for better and brighter days ahead for you!
    • January 4
  • Ryan Freelance
    Ryan Freelance has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Kay B.
    Kay B.Alternative treatments: Hello!  I'm happy to be here, hoping I can offer some connection to reliable practitioners of myofascial release and other nontraditional modalities that are increasingly available.  I'm happy to search for compassionate and the most highly skilled people...  more
    • December 31
  • Kay B.
    Kay B.Acupoint: Happy New Year!   I'm delighted to see this group.  I look forward to sharing from my perspective as a Licensed SLP and Certified Myofunctional Release Therapist.  I've begun partnering with a brilliant Physical Therapist who is also a fully certified Acu...  more
    • December 31
  • Dilip Sitaram
    Dilip Sitaram has added a new profile photo.
    • December 30, 2016
  • Dilip Sitaram
    Dilip Sitaram Hi Andrea, it feels so good to be back to the network after a long hiatus. Planning to be more active in the coming days.. Thank you
    • December 30, 2016
    • Dilip Sitaram
      Andrea Hardaway Hi there! Yay! Welcome back! Definitely looking forward to seeing you around here. Activity will be picking up in Feb and March. We have big plans this year!
      • January 4
  • Dawn Churchill
    Dawn Churchill Hello and thank you for adding me! I was diagnosed with SD a few months ago. However a specialist at OHSU has changed my diagnosis to VCD.
    • December 27, 2016
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