Anna, the Voice of the Magdalenes

Anna, the Voice of the Magdalenes

In this channelled sequel to the international bestseller Anna, Grandmother of Jesus, we journey with Anna, the Holy Family and 18 other Magdalene–Essenes as they travel to France and Britain after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection.This book gives a completely new perspective on the gnostic Mount Carmel Essene mystery school, in which Jesus and Mary Magdalene […]

Anatomy of the Voice

Anatomy of the Voice

The first comprehensive, fully-illustrated approach to the voice that explains the anatomy and mechanics in detailed yet down-to-earth terms, for voice users and professionals of all kinds This book is the first to explain, in clear and concise language, the anatomy and mechanics of the mysterious and complex bodily system we call the voice. Beautifully […]

The Man with the Beautiful Voice

The Man with the Beautiful Voice

Beautifully crafted stories of psychotherapy-told for the first time from the perspective of the therapist In her long career as a psychotherapist, acclaimed author Lillian Rubin occasionally encountered patients who demanded a very special, even unorthodox, therapeutic approach. For the first time, Dr. Rubin tells the stories of her most fascinating, most challenging case,’from the […]

Botulinum Neurotoxin for Failed Tracheoesophageal Speech: Phonatory and Functional Voice Outcomes (Report)

Botulinum Neurotoxin for Failed Tracheoesophageal Speech: Phonatory and Functional Voice Outcomes (Report)

Keywords: botulinum toxin; laryngectomy; hypertonicity; phonation; Voice Handicap Index Prior research supports the use of botulinum toxin to improve phonatory duration for laryngectomy patients with failed tracheoesophageal speech (TES) caused by hypertonicity or spasm of the pharyngoesophageal (PE) segment. However, few studies to date have examined its impact on connected speech, and no studies have […]

Acoustic Parameters That Identify Listeners' Perceptions of Good Near-Total Laryngectomy Voice.

Acoustic Parameters That Identify Listeners’ Perceptions of Good Near-Total Laryngectomy Voice.

Ten near-total laryngectomy (NTL) speakers performed a number of voicing tasks that were recorded for acoustic, temporal, and aerodynamic feature analysis. A paired comparison within groups design was used to objectify the perceptual parameters that constitute good near-total laryngectomized voice. The pairs were judged by three speech-language pathologist who chose which subject sounded “most like […]

Acoustic Analysis of Voice and Speech Characteristics in Presymptomatic Gene Carriers of Huntington's Disease: Biomarkers for Preclinical Sign Onset?(Report)

Acoustic Analysis of Voice and Speech Characteristics in Presymptomatic Gene Carriers of Huntington’s Disease: Biomarkers for Preclinical Sign Onset?(Report)

Purpose: The study compared presymptomatic carriers of expanded CAG repeat in the huntingtin gene with matched control participants to determine whether measures of speech motor variability and timing, already found to be significantly different in manifest Huntington’s disease (HD), are significantly different for individuals at risk for HD. Measures included spectral characteristics of sustained vowel […]