Care of the professional voice itself is an art and not a science. In addition to the medical problems that can affect the voice of us all, there are specific occupational hazards and unique problems that vocal professionals experience. These include allergies, exposure to environmental pollutants, ambient noise problems, inadequate amplification, training and inappropriate tessitura issues, over-scheduling, hormonal influences, and psychological, stress-related problems.
Vocal professionals need medical care that is specific, appropriate, timely, and that doesn’t compromise the long-term outcome. In addition, singers especially need enough time with their physicians to understand and participate in their own treatment. We don’t have to rush to get to the next patient, and treatment is comprehensive.