Podcast with Dr. Sataloff


Your voice…perhaps the most underrated and misunderstood human ability.

For an ankle sprain, you go see a trainer, a physical therapist, a sports doc, you wear a brace, get taped, do some exercises.

For vocal injuries, for vocal dysfunctions, what do you do? How do you make your voice better? How do you improve your performance? Well, just like athletes, vocalists have vocal coaches, speech therapists, and voice doctors whose life’s work is dedicated to keep vocalists performing.

So to learn more about caring for the professional voice, Yasi and Steven talk to Robert Sataloff, MD, world renowned otolaryngologist and the leader of The Voice Foundation, the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education. He is joined by Deanna McBroom, AATA liaison to The Voice Foundation, Singing Teacher and Singing Voice Specialist through the Voice Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.For the Voice Foundation, go to https://voicefoundation.org/For Athletes and the Arts, go to https://www.athletesandthearts.com/For more on Dr Sataloff, go to https://drexel.edu/medicine/faculty/profiles/robert-sataloff/Bios:Deanna McBroom, MM is a Singing Teacher and works as a Singing Voice Specialist through the Voice Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has worked closely with MUSC laryngologist Dr. Lucinda Halstead to treat injured singers since they both attended The Voice Foundation’s annual symposium in 1986. She recently retired from college-level teaching at The College of Charleston, where she led the voice program in providing conservatory-level training in a Liberal Arts & Sciences environment. She’s also maintained a singing career for 40+ years, performing in recitals, orchestral concerts, and operas throughout the US and in Europe. Ms. McBroom is the Steering Committee representative to Athletes and the Arts from both The Voice Foundation (TVF) and from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). Her passion for healthy singing led her to assist both NATS and PAMA with their 2019-2021 guidelines and research tools for singers and teachers to deal with Covid-19. She frequently presents research papers and workshops at international meetings; journals with articles published include Journal of Voice and College Music Symposium.

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS is Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Sataloff is Director of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and Director of Otolaryngology Education at Lankenau Medical Center. He also holds Adjunct Professorships in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and he is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He serves as Conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir. Dr. Sataloff is also a professional singer and singing teacher.Dr. Sataloff is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice; Editor Emeritus of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal;…

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