At Odds With Establishment: Therapist Talks Up Voice Makeovers

As a student at Brooklyn College in 1948, Morton Cooper first heard his own speaking voice on one of those newfangled tape recorders. The sound, which he remembers as “high nasal, with a heavy New York accent,” so appalled him that he immediately sought speech therapy and in six months “went from a Howard Cosell to a Henry Kissinger.”

Spasmodic Dysphonia: Cures by Direct Voice Rehabilitation

The medical orientation says there are no cures of Spasmodic Dysphonia. Dr. Morton Cooper is the only Doctor in the world reporting ongoing cures by Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR) of the spasmodic voice (SD) (adductor, abductor and mixed) as well as many other types of voice problems for over 30 years. Cause of SD Medical […]

Current Treatment and Research on Spasmodic Dysphonia

At the 1998 Pacific Voice Conference I presented cures of SD by Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR). I presented cures of people who had been diagnosed with the most severe SD by the UCLA Medical Center’s Head and Neck Division, considered as one of the foremost hospitals and medical centers in the world. The SD diagnoses […]

Why aren’t you being told about voice therapy successes for Spasmodic Dysphonia?

At the Pacific Voice Conference in San Francisco on Oct 11-13, 1991, Herbert Dedo, M.D., Krzysztoi Izdebski, and Ph.D. Dan Boone, Ph.D., among others, denied there is success for spastic dysphonia (SD) by voice therapy. In the November 1991 issue of Our Voice, Midge Kovacs, Managing Editor, referring to the above conference, reiterated: “Comments from […]

Is ASHA’s Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) position a voice racket?

A letter to SD patients. The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) misinforms, misleads, misdirects those with the problem called Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) to these websites of special interest, the Medical dystonia association, and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA). ASHA’s website directs those with SD to the websites to seek Botox for SD, and/or […]

FDA Orders Warning Label for Botox & Rivals

Botox and other similar anti-wrinkle drugs must now carry the most stringent kind of warning label, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The F.D.A. issued that order the day after the agency approved a new drug, Dysport, that is expected to be the first real challenger to Botox in the United States. Like Botox, […]

Voice update from Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert Blog

January 15, 2007—Voice Update No jokes today on “serious Sunday.” Many of you asked about my voice. As I’ve explained in this blog, about two years ago I suddenly acquired a bizarre and exotic voice problem called spasmodic dysphonia. I couldn’t speak for about 18 months unless I was on stage doing my public speaking, […]

Spasmodic Dysphonia is Curable

Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) is curable. SD is not a disease, or a dystonia, or a neurological problem, or related to reflux acid cause, or molecular biology cause or chemical imbalance in the brain or a basal ganglia problem. These are all failed medical theories. The medical profession has no cures of SD, ever. Not since […]

Spasmodic Dysphonia is a functional dysphonia (wrong voice use) and is curable by Direct Voice Rehabilitation

The medical profession, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA) guarantee that spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is incurable. ASHA Leader featured an interview by Shelley Von Berg with Stephen C. McFarlane on November 20, 2001. This article states that “Adductor spasmodic dysphonia is a neurologic motor dysfunction known as a ‘focal dystonia,’” […]