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Voice Day is April 16, 2009New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Promotes Vocal Health for World Voice Day

New York, NY (March 2010) -- Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day.  World Voice Day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.

In observance of the event, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in partnership with MusiCares and KayPentax, has scheduled its third annual voice screening professional singers. Professional singers may e-mail and join our mailing list for future activities and receive a Singer’s Resource Packet.

Free Voice Screening for PROFESSIONAL SINGERS*

Saturday, April 17, 2010
from 9:30am to 3pm
The Voice and Swallowing Institute
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
6th Floor, North Building
New York, NY 10003

* Please scroll down for eligibility requirements.

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The goal of the screening is to help voice professionals sing at their optimal level at all times, without developing voice disorders that can affect their careers. Scheduled services include the following:

  • Professional voice assessment including vocal use questionnaire, stroboscopic exam of vocal folds and physician examination. This assessment will provide a baseline for future voice care. Physicians and other specialists will diagnose any current problems, perform a comprehensive vocal injury risk assessment and teach singers practical voice care techniques.

  • Each singer will receive an information packet filled with tips on voice care and injury prevention as well as a summary of their assessment.

Participating Specialists

Michael Pitman, MD, Director of The Voice & Swallowing Institute
Amy Lebowitz MS, CCC-SLP,Director, Speech Pathology/Voice & Swallowing, Singing Voice Specialist

Eligibility:  *Pre-screening by MusiCares®

A series of comprehensive tests and services will be provided FREE OF CHARGE. Singers must be prescreened for financial eligibility by MusiCares® in order to qualify. Please contact 212.245.7840 or email: rsvp_mcny@grammy.com.

All members of the public can also protect the right to let their voices be heard by taking an Interactive Voice Quiz and using the suggestions on the Occupational Voice Health Flyer (PDF) from EntNet.org.

Scene from a previous screening, which attracted opera, pop and rock singers.

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Sponsors

Voice Screening Sponsors

The vocal screenings are being underwritten by grants provided by MusiCares.

Media Information

If you are a reporter seeking an interview with a doctor at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, please contact Jean Thomas, at (212) 979-4274. 

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