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A year after polar bear attack, survivor is mellowed, undaunted
It's his voice that's a lingering reminder of the near-fatal attack by a polar bear one year ago. There's a raspiness because some of his vocal cords were paralyzed by the crushing pressure of the bear's jaw as the animal lifted Dyer by the head ...
Press Herald - Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:03

Polar bear attack survivor heading back to the wilderness
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00

Bringing speech back to woman without a voice
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that controls voluntary muscle movement. It causes muscles to atrophy and can lead to total paralysis. Ms. Orellana's muscles, including her vocal cords ...
The Ridgefield Press - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:03

A Mimi Glowing With Music, Not (Yet) Radioactivity
These nerves control vocal fold function, and if they are stretched or accidentally nicked, can lead to partial, single, or dual vocal fold paralysis. Usually, one paralyzed fold can be "woken up" with speech therapy or surgery, but dual vocal fold ...
San Francisco Classical Voice - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:42



TOM KEIFER: 'It's Not Enough' Lyric Video
From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when ...
BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26



Went the Day Well returns after vocal cord issue
Horses with a paralyzed vocal cord can have difficulty breathing and sometimes “roar” or rasp when exercising . This can be caused by a piece of cartilage flapping in the horse's airway. Laryngoplasty , or tie-back surgery, literally ties back the ...
Daily Racing Form - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:57



When CEO is ill, what should be disclosed?
Last year, he ended the speculation by announcing he was diagnosed with vocal-cord paralysis, a rare condition that he said was not affecting his work. In May 2010, Sara Lee Corp.'s board offered little detail when it said that then-Chief Executive ...
Columbus Dispatch - Sun, 06 Jul 2014 06:52

Sharing the news when a CEO gets sick
Columbus CEO - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:07

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass
CHARLIE HADEN: I think from being a singer, going into jazz and that's one of the things that polio did for me is took away my ability to sing with a range because it paralyzed my vocal cords. So that's when I started playing. BLOCK: Charlie Haden made ...
KCBX - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:41

Speech synthesiser enable vocally-challenged to carry on conversation
The idea is to record the electrical activity in the motor cortex that causes speechrelated movements of the lips, tongue, and vocal cords. By mathematically analysing these patterns, Chang says, his team showed that "many key phonetic features" can be ...
Economic Times - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:07


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