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Voice Therapy for the Professional Singer

Professional singers are considered vocal athletes and are at increased risk of vocal injury as a result of their high vocal demands and vocal load. Similar to their professional sports counterparts, vocal athletes encounter repetitive strain injuries, injuries related to tissue trauma, and overuse injuries resulting in loss of income and compromise in functional daily communication. Although less than optimal vocal technique in either singing or speaking and maladaptive vocal behaviors may contribute to a vocal injury in elite vocal artists, such injuries are generally the result of high vocal demands and repetitive use at high-intensity phonation patterns. With the rise of the accidental superstar (i.e., singers in the commercial music world who may have little to no formal voice training and rocket to superstardom ...

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