Botox vs. Direct Voice Rehabilitation
Originally seen in 1995, Gary Lea has 95% of Voice Recovered as of his 2002 update. He had 5 Botox shots before his program of DVR With Dr. Cooper.
I am writing for several reasons. First, and foremost, is to thank you for your insightful assistance when I was in your care October 17-28, 1995. I accomplished much more than I expected and was most impressed, even after the first day, as to how much could be done with someone who knows what they're doing. I know for a fact that I have been misusing my voice for years and years (when I got home I suggested to my wife that I had likely been speaking from my throat at least the past 15 years or more; she quickly commented: "No, you were doing that when I met you 29 years ago.")
…my secretary, Karen's spontaneous comments:
When Gary phoned from Los Angeles near the end of the second week of his treatment sessions I didn't recognize his voice-he had to tell me who it was. His speech was clear and he had good tonal quality (a first in the year and a half that I have known him)! Since his return to the office I have enjoyed good quality dictation, which is really great since I transcribe about 10 full tapes for him per week. I am extremely impressed with the amazing improvement in his voice; the single most improvement I have noted in his dictation is that parts of words are not "swallowed up" or "hiccupped". I used to have to guess on several words using the context of a sentence and often my guesses were out to lunch. Gary has probably noticed more accurate first drafts!
Again, you have my deepest gratitude.
Gary Lea, Psy.D
Update: 2002 Report
"I haven't had any Botox for years, none since I saw you. I practice DVR techniques pretty much on a daily basis and credit most of my improvement to the change in how I use my voice…Since seeing you I've missed only one day's work and that was due to a horrendous cold and the flu. Not a bad record."
Regarding his voice recovery Gary states: "I fully believe that if we call this 95% that there's no reason it can't be 98%, 99% or even 100%."
Gary Lea, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist