Choice? You call that choice?

Medical Profession

The medical profession treats a condition called strangled voice (medically known as Spasmodic Dysphonia or Dystonia) (SD) by a substance called Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and/or surgery. The medical profession has never had a single cure of SD by medical treatment in over 130 years since Traube first described the condition in 1871.

Medical theories of SD causation include:

  • neurological
  • dystonia
  • chemical brain imbalance
  • dysfunctional basal ganglia
  • gene related disorder
  • psychiatric
  • molecular biology
  • Reflux

Why doesn’t the medical profession give the choice of Dr. Cooper’s Direct Voice Rehabilitation for SD?

UCLA Head and Neck Division

An ENT professor on the UCLA Medical Faculty in the Head and Neck Division referred his wife, who was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD), outside the medical center to Dr. Mort Cooper’s private practice. She regained a normal voice through Direct Voice Rehabilitation (DVR). Today, the UCLA Medical Center offers only Botox or surgery for SD patients without affording them the option of DVR. But not with my wife, you don’t. Double standard?

Why doesn’t UCLA Head and Neck Division give the choice of Dr. Cooper’s DVR to its SD patients? The UCLA Head and Neck Division knows of cures and successes of SD by DVR.


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) stated in 1993 that there are no cures of SD. Dr. Cooper persisted in asking who was on the committee that decided ASHA’s “no cures” position. That position is now being revised because no documentation for the “no cures” position exists.

ASHA Ethics Committee, now in conjunction with ASHA itself is looking to a new position on SD. ASHA’s Ethics Committee knows of Dr. Cooper’s audios and videos reporting cures of SD by DVR. Dr. Cooper has reported at ASHA National Meetings on cures and successes by DVR three times since 1974.

Why doesn’t ASHA give the choice of Dr. Cooper’s DVR for SD treatment?


The National Spasmodic Dysphonic Association (NSDA) has been given a generous donation of funds by Allergan over the years. Allergan is the maker of Botox.

Why does NSDA remain in denial of ongoing cures of SD by Dr. Morton Cooper?

Why does a representative from NSDA visit Dr. Cooper’s office to tell him he cannot report cures of SD if his DVR program is to be reviewed in NSDA’s newsletter?

Why doesn’t the NSDA tell of cures by DVR for SD patients?

Why does NSDA and the medical community collectively advise toxic medicine, Botox, which amounts to perhaps four to ten injections each and every year for life and/or risky surgery and no cures ever without reporting serious side effects?

Why doesn’t NSDA give the choice of Dr. Cooper’s DVR on SD treatment?

A Better Way

Dr. Mort Cooper has been reporting SD is due to wrong voice use for almost 30 years. He first described cures of SD by a process called Direct Voice Rehabilitation in 1973 in his book, Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation. Dr. Cooper’s SD patients have been diagnosed with SD by the top medical doctors in the country and at top-rated medical centers.

SD is curable, has been cured, and continues to be cured by DVR from Dr. Mort Cooper, the only doctor in ASHA reporting cures and the only doctor in the world reporting ongoing cures for over 25 years. Aren’t SD patients entitled to know about cures and the choice of SD care by DVR?

Henry J. Rubin, M.D. a well-known ENT specialist, asked Dr. Cooper, who presented cures and successes of SD at a Cedars-Sinai meeting of ENT doctors in 1982, “Why are you the only one successful with SD by speech therapy?” Dr. Cooper replied “I do not do speech therapy; I do DVR.”

Edward A. Kantor, M.D., Chairman, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center states:

Dr. Morton Cooper has shown unusual expertise in treating patients with Spasmodic Dysphonia. His methods of voice therapy in our patients afflicted with this markedly disabling disease have been highly successful.

If Botox or surgery isn’t wanted, doesn’t work, or additional voice help is needed following Botox or surgery with your SD patients, let Dr. Cooper try to help turn their voices and lives around through DVR.