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LSVT LOUD: Welcome
According to LSVT Global, "LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. Named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a woman living with PD, it was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and has been scientifically studied for over 25 years with support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations. LSVT LOUD trains people with PD to use their voice at a more normal loudness level while speaking at home, work, or in the community. Key to the treatment is helping people "recalibrate" their perceptions so they know how loud or soft they sound to other people and can feel comfortable using a stronger voice at a normal loudness level."
Go to the LSVT Global website to find a Certified LSVT LOUD clinician in your area.
Before starting LSVT LOUD, a visit to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor is recommended to be certain there are no co-occurring causes for the changes in voice and speech. Other medical conditions, such as gastric reflux or vocal fold paralysis, can also cause hoarse, soft or breathy voice quality. These conditions may need to be managed before starting LSVT LOUD.
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