Dr. Cooper has solved the medical spasmodic mystery by a simple and unique voice solution called Direct Voice Rehabilitation. He has been reporting cures, recoveries, and improvements for all types of Spasmodic Dysphonia for over 25 years.

Dr. Cooper has altered the lives of so many people. Read the testimonials below from his biggest fans—his patients!

Dr. Cooper is responsible for my regaining my voice and being able to return to my public speaking activities. His methods are sound and extremely effective. I would encourage anyone who is experiencing voice problems to see him first. I predict that there will be no need to see anyone else.

William E. Coffman

Claudia Cismondi

– July 2007

When I finally made the commitment to work with Dr. Cooper in Los Angeles I could barley talk. My voice was severely strangled and my voice mechanics were completely out of whack. It was impossible for me to have a normal effortless conversation.

Ronda Clarke

– May 2000

My story begins perhaps like most others.well, almost! At close to 50 years old I made a career change and moved from sea level to the high dessert to pursue a life long dream to sing with a band. For six months I enjoyed my new life, singing most every weekend. Suddenly I found myself not being able to talk, but I could still sing! After several doctors, I discovered I had a thyroid problem. I thought medication would take care of the situation, but alas.not true. Temporarily my speaking voice returned, but it was harsh and squeaky.

Thirty-three years ago my voice changed forever. I developed spastic dysphonia. It all started after a tonsillectomy and adenectomy, followed by a weird virus that lasted for months. My throat always hurt. I hacked and coughed. Tormented by frequent bouts of laryngitis, I consulted an otolaryngologist who diagnosed the malady as allergies.

Ginger Chang

– August 23, 1999

Remains cured of SD 2.5 years after DVR remains cured of SD.

I was told that I was born with Spasmodic Dysphonia and it's incurable. I noticed around November of 1997 I had a hard time speaking. My throat felt really tight and it was clinched off so much that I couldn't even get my breath out. I didn't understand what was happening to me and just thought it would pass. After a few months the tightness in my throat when I tried speaking didn't go away. So, I decided to start asking around.

Letter from Mr. Cameron to Ms. Jane Brody (Correspondent for the New York Times)

I am writing to you concerning what I believe to be a very important story. It is a story about conquering illness and coping with the medical establishment and their poor understanding of an ailment. It is also a story of complete recovery for many previously diagnosed, 'hopeless' cases. It is most of all a story about a Ph.D. in speech pathology in Los Angeles who is the second 'Wizard of Westwood,' not in UCLA basketball but in voices, a man who takes broken voices as well as broken lives and fixes them.


– August 21, 2009

Dr. Cooper,

I know people will be skeptical, because it is hard to trust what anyone says these days. I was initially a bit skeptical and I think that's normal.. It's been a while since I emailed you so I thought I'd give you an update. There is absolutely no comparison to the sound of my current (natural) voice, and that of my old habitual (S.D.) voice. I still practice in the morning before work by doing your voice press, um-humms, and reading aloud from one of your books. I read street signs out loud all the way to work (around 45 minutes) and on the way home also.

John Brunelle

– March 16, 2005

Dear Dr. Cooper,

I am writing this correspondence to let you know that beyond what is said in the medical community, I am living proof that your approach to the debilitating affliction of spastic dysphonia is curable. I remember being at the end of my rope with no place to turn when my mother saw you on a talk show. She said that you cured people with voice problems such as my own.

I have had Spasmodic Dysphonia for approximately two and a half years now. I had been advised by several specialists that there was no treatment or cure but that Botox has had some suggestions of limited success. However, due to the fact that I have had severe allergic reactions to medications and toxins, Botox was not an option. It was suggested to me by my endocrinologist that there was someone out there who was a medical expert who had been able to treat SD, successfully and without Botox, and he suggested that I do research and attempt to locate this individual.

Bob Berry

– June 8, 2009

Bob Berry’s Account of Spasmodic Dysphonia

During the summer of 2006 I began to have difficulty saying some words and numbers. I thought it was just allergies and would get better, but it got worse. I went to Dr. Jebeles, an ENT in the Birmingham, AL area. He said the problem was caused by acid reflux and gave me a prescription for acid reducers, one of which was protonix. I took the acid reducers for about 3 months with no improvement. I went back to Dr. Jebeles and told him I was not convinced the problem was caused by acid reflux since I had no improvement in 3 months on acid reducers.