By: Brenda Earle Stokes, BFA, M.Mus
In 2016, after a bad bout of reflux, I noticed that my voice was getting hoarse. Assuming that it was some combination of my allergies and fatigue from life in general, I did a little voice rest and drank extra water. One week, two weeks, three weeks went by and it wasn’t getting better. That’s when I panicked. What if something was really wrong?? Continue reading
An Interview with SLP Leanne Goldberg MS, CCC-SLP
By Brenda Earle Stokes, BFA, M.Mus.
Leanne Goldberg is a Speech and Language Pathologist at the Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Back in 2016, I was diagnosed as having vocal fold nodules. My laryngologist recommended speech therapy, but at the time his SLP on staff was on maternity leave. When I asked around, Leanne Goldberg’s name came up, and it turns out I already knew her socially. She provided me with excellent care, provided me with six weeks of highly effective treatment and helped me to recover and improve my speech habits. She was so caring towards me during this highly upsetting time in my career and was quick to answer me when I reached out for additional support. Continue reading
Allergies be gone! An Interview with my allergist Dr. Michael Lewin
Required listening…Allergies by Barenaked Ladies
It’s April in NYC and just we’re getting excited to finally put away our heavy coats and observe the buds on the trees and the blooming of flowers, a great many of us allergy sufferers knows what this means. It’s time for the sniffling, sneezing, watery eyes nightmare that is spring. And if you’re a singer, this may be a worse time of year for you than even cold and flu season. Continue reading