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Vocal Self-Awareness

An important early component of voice therapy is increased self-awareness of personal traits of voice production. Change can only be achieved after self-awareness. People are frequently surprised at the sound of their own voice when heard on a recording. That surprise is caused partly by limited self-awareness of personal vocal characteristics. Do you know how your voice sounds to others? You can increase that self-awareness by monitoring your voice and the voices of others.

Then increase attention to other speakers - network news and sports anchors, radio DJs, colleagues and friends. How do their voices differ along these basic vocal attributes? Which characteristics do you find pleasant, and which not? Who are your vocal role models? When you participate in a voice therapy program, the therapist will help you tune your ear to hear these attributes more clearly, in your voice and the voices of others. For many types of voice problems, increased vocal awareness is an important first step in overcoming a voice problem. 

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Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center of Mount SinaiTel: 212-241-9425

AddressNew York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
North Building, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

AddressThe Mount Sinai Hospital
5 East 98th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10029

AddressMount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Union Square E, Ste 4J
New York, NY 10003

AddressColumbus Circle Practice
200 West 57th Street, Suite 1410
New York, NY 10019

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