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Protecting Singers’ Most Precious Instrument

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe. Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they dance and vibrate at your command. For higher pitches, they stretch thin. For lower tones, they shorten. Meet your vocal cords. Because they’re hidden from view, most people take ... Read More »

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Voice changes in adulthood

Men’s Health interviewed Michael Johns, MD, professor of clinical otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and director of the USC Voice Center at the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, about six voice changes that can occur in adulthood. Read the story »

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